epicanthal fold

noun
epi·​can·​thal fold | \ ˌe-pə-ˈkan(t)-thəl- How to pronounce epicanthal fold (audio) , ˈe-pə-ˌkan(t)- \
variants: or epicanthic fold \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈkan(t)-​thik-​ How to pronounce epicanthic fold (audio) , ˈe-​pə-​ˌkan(t)-​ \

Definition of epicanthal fold

: a prolongation of a fold of the skin of the upper eyelid over the inner angle or both angles of the eye

First Known Use of epicanthal fold

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epicanthal fold

New Latin epicanthus epicanthic fold, from epi- + canthus canthus

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The first known use of epicanthal fold was circa 1865

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“Epicanthal fold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicanthal%20fold. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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epicanthal fold

noun
epi·​can·​thal fold | \ ˌep-ə-ˌkan(t)-thəl- How to pronounce epicanthal fold (audio) \
variants: or epicanthic fold \ ˌep-​ə-​ˌkan(t)-​thik-​ How to pronounce epicanthic fold (audio) \

Medical Definition of epicanthal fold

: a prolongation of a fold of the skin of the upper eyelid over the inner angle or both angles of the eye

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