entropion

noun
en·​tro·​pi·​on | \ en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän How to pronounce entropion (audio) , -pē-ən \

Definition of entropion

: the inversion or turning inward of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball

Examples of entropion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Veterinarians at the shelter performed entropion surgery on his eye to remove a small bit of extra skin that could have caused complications later on in life. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Meet Moochie, the orphaned dog who just lost her owner, and others at the Houston Humane Society," 26 Feb. 2020 Cherie Wagensomer, the founder of HHSHR, said several dogs need surgery to correct their entropion eyelids, where the lid folds inward, causing the lashes to rub against the cornea. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Huskies rescued from nightmarish conditions in Michigan need medical help," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of entropion

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entropion

New Latin, from en- en- entry 2 + ectropion turning out of the eyelid, from Greek ektropion, from ektrepein to turn out, from ex- out + trepein to turn

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“Entropion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entropion. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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entropion

noun
en·​tro·​pi·​on | \ en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän How to pronounce entropion (audio) , -ən How to pronounce entropion (audio) \

Medical Definition of entropion

: the inversion or turning inward of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball

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