canthus

noun
can·​thus | \ ˈkan(t)-thəs How to pronounce canthus (audio) \
plural canthi\ ˈkan-​ˌthī How to pronounce canthus (audio) , -​ˌthē \

Definition of canthus

: either of the angles formed by the meeting of an eye's upper and lower eyelids

First Known Use of canthus

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canthus

Late Latin, from Greek kanthos — more at cant entry 4

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The first known use of canthus was in 1646

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“Canthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canthus. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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canthus

noun
can·​thus | \ ˈkan(t)-thəs How to pronounce canthus (audio) \
plural canthi\ ˈkan-​ˌthī, -​ˌthē How to pronounce canthus (audio) \

Medical Definition of canthus

: either of the angles formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids

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