entropion

noun

en·​tro·​pi·​on en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän How to pronounce entropion (audio)
-pē-ən
: 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 Some dogs have tear drainage issues, entropion, or lashes that irritate their eyelids. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2022 It was also discovered that adorable Casper had a condition called entropion, which effects the eyelids, but was able to successfully be corrected with surgery. The Arizona Republic, 27 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of entropion was circa 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Entropion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entropion. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

entropion

noun
en·​tro·​pi·​on en-ˈtrō-pē-ˌän How to pronounce entropion (audio) -ən How to pronounce entropion (audio)
: the inversion or turning inward of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball

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