SYN: palpebronasal fold. [epi- + G. kanthos, canthus]
- e. inversus a crescentic upward fold of skin from the lower eyelid at the inner canthus; frequent in congenital blepharoptosis.
- e. palpebralis e. arising from the upper lid above the tarsal portion and extending to the lower portion of the orbit.
- e. supraciliaris e. arising from the region of the eyebrows and extending toward the tear sac.
- e. tarsalis e. arising from the tarsal fold and disappearing in the skin close to the inner canthus.

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epi·can·thus -'kan(t)-thəs n EPICANTHIC FOLD

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a vertical fold of skin from the upper eyelid that covers the inner corner of the eye. It is normal in Mongolian races and occurs abnormally in certain congenital conditions, e.g. Down's syndrome.
epicanthalpicanthic adj.

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epi·can·thus (ep″ĭ-kanґthəs) [epi- + canthus] a vertical fold of skin on either side of the nose, sometimes covering the inner canthus. It is present as a normal characteristic in persons of certain races and as a congenital anomaly in others. Called also epicanthal or palpebronasal fold, and plica palpebronasalis [TA].

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Epicanthus — Épicanthus L épicanthus est un repli vertical de la peau qui s étend de la paupière supérieure au bord du nez, très fréquente chez les orientaux. Bibliographie Futura sciences Portail de la médecine Ce document provient de « %C3%89picanthus » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Epicanthus — Epicanthus, s. Augenwinkelfalte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Epicanthus — vgl. Epikanthus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • EPICANTHUS — (от греч. epi над и сап thos угол), вертикальная кожная складка в области внутреннего угла глазной щели, переходящая мостиком с верхнего века на нижнее и прикрывающая внутреннюю спайку век, а в более резко развитых случаях и внутренние трети век …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • epicanthus — [ep΄i kan′thəs] n. [ EPI + CANTHUS] a small normal fold of skin from the upper eyelid sometimes covering the inner corner of the eye, as in many Asian peoples: also occurs with certain abnormal conditions, as Down syndrome epicanthic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Épicanthus — Homme asiatique (Leland Y. Yee) montrant un épicanthus autour de son œil gauche L’épicanthus est un repli vertical de la peau qui s’étend de la paupière supérieure au bord du nez. Il est à l’origine des yeux bridés, une caractéristique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • epicanthus — epicanthic, adj. /ep i kan theuhs/, n., pl. epicanthi / thuy, thee/. Anat. a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid peoples. Also called epicanthic fold, eyefold. [1860 65; < NL; see EPI …   Universalium

  • epicanthus — noun A skin fold of the upper eyelid, typical to East Asians. Syn: epicanthal fold, epicanthic fold …   Wiktionary

  • epicanthus — n. fold of skin on the eyelid that is characteristic of Mongolian races …   English contemporary dictionary

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