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canthus

Definition:

either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

canthi

Part of:

eye » visual system

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Canthus | canthi | palpebral commissures

either corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. More specifically, the medial and lateral canthi would be described as the medial and lateral ends/angles of the palpebral fissure. The bicanthal plane is the transversal plane linking... (40 of 429 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Canthus

Canthus (disambiguation)

either corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. Canthus may also refer to: Canthus of the eye, also called the orbital canthus | Canthus (herpetology), the sides of the snout in reptiles in amphibians | Canthus (mythology), one of the ... (42 of 103 words, 4 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural] | canthal [adjective, derived]

the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids (18 of 295 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/canthus

Oxford Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural] | canthic [derived]

the outer or inner corner of the eye, where the upper and lower lids meet (15 of 47 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/canthus

Merriam-Webster:

canthus | canthi [plural]

either of the angles formed by the meeting of an eye's upper and lower eyelids (15 of 37 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/canthus

American Heritage Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye. (18 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

Random House Dictionary:

canthus [anatomy] | canthi [plural]

the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids. (20 of 30 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/canthus

New World Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet (9 of 24 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

Wiktionary:

canthus [anatomy] | canthi [plural]

either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet (9 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/canthus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

oculus [architecture]

in architecture, any of several structural elements resembling an eye. A small window that is circular or oval in shape, such as an oeil-de-boeuf ... (24 of 89 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/424956​/oculus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tree frog | chorus frogs | spring peepers | tree toads | chorus frog | spring peeper | tree toad | tree frogs

name for any of the small tree- or shrub-inhabiting frogs of the family Hylidae, characterized by an adhesive disk on the tip of each of the clawlike ... (27 of 214 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0849341​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

optic [biology]

relating to the eyes (4 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/optic

optic [trademark, British] | optics [plural]

a piece of equipment fitted to a bottle and used for measuring out a fixed amount of alcohol in a bar or pub (23 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/optic 5

Cambridge Dictionary:

optic [specialized]

relating to light or the eyes (6 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/optic

Encarta Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

the corner or angle at each side of the eye (10 of 32 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594564​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/canthus

Oxford Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: Latin, from Greek kanthos

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/canthus

Wiktionary:

canthus [anatomy] | canthi [plural]

Origin: Latin canthus, from Ancient Greek κανθός (kanthos)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/canthus

Merriam-Webster:

canthus | canthi [plural]

First use: 1646

Origin: Late Latin, from Greek kanthos

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/canthus

American Heritage Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

Origin: Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

New World Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek kanthos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

Encarta Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Latin from Greek kanthos

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594564​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "canthus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/canthus

the Free Dictionary:

canthus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "canthus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "canthus"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "canthus" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/canthus

Google Dictionary:

canthus | canthi [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "canthus"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=canthus

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

canthus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "canthus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=canthu​01 word=canthus

YourDictionary Audio:

canthus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "canthus" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

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