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 epicanthal fold (audio)
ˈe-pə-ˌkan(t)-
: a prolongation of a fold of the skin of the upper eyelid over the inner angle or both angles of the eye

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicanthal fold was circa 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Epicanthal fold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicanthal%20fold. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

epicanthal fold

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