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epicanthus

Definition:

a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

epicanthi

Part of:

eye » visual system

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Epicanthic fold | epicanthal fold | epicanthus | eye fold | plica palpebronasalis | palpebronasal fold

names for a skin fold of the upper eyelid, covering the inner corner of the eye. Other names for this trait include plica palpebronasalis and palpebronasal fold. One of the primary facial features often closely associated with the epicanthic folds is... (41 of 676 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Epicanthic fold

Collins Dictionary:

epicanthus | epicanthi [plural] | epicanthic fold [synonym] | epicanthic [adjective, derived]

a fold of skin extending vertically over the inner angle of the eye: characteristic of Mongolian peoples and a congenital anomaly among other races (24 of 278 words, pronunciations)

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

New World Dictionary:

epicanthus | epicanthic [adjective, related]

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 ... (27 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epicanthus

Random House Dictionary:

epicanthus [anatomy] | epicanthi [plural] | epicanthic fold [synonym] | eyefold [synonym] | eye fold | Mongolian fold

a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid peoples. (19 of 35 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/epicanthus

American Heritage Dictionary:

epicanthic fold | epicanthus

A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye. (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epicanthic-fold

Wiktionary:

epicanthus [anatomy] | epicanthi [plural] | epicanthal fold [synonym] | epicanthic fold [synonym]

A skin fold of the upper eyelid, typical to East Asians. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/epicanthus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

epicanthic fold [anatomy] | epicanthal fold [synonym]

fold of skin across the inner corner of the eye. The epicanthic fold produces the eye shape characteristic of persons from central and eastern Asia; ... (25 of 49 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/189688​/epicanthic-fold

Merriam-Webster:

epicanthic fold

a prolongation of a fold of the skin of the upper eyelid over the inner angle or both angles of the eye (22 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/epicanthic fold

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

Oxford Dictionary:

oculus | oculi [plural]

Syllabification: (oc·u·lus) | [architecture] | a round or eyelike opening or design, in particular. | a circular window. | the central boss of a ... (20 of 59 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/oculus

oculus [architecture] | oculi [plural]

a round or eye-like opening or design, in particular | a circular window. | the central boss of a volute. | an opening at the apex of a dome. (26 of 56 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/oculus

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:

epicanthic fold | epicanthic folds [plural] | epicanthus: epicanthi [plural] | epicanthi [plural] | epicanthus

a fold of skin from the eyelid that partially covers the part of the eye nearest the nose (18 of 51 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608794​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

epicanthus | epicanthi [plural]

First use: 19th century

Origin: New Latin, from epi- + Latin canthus corner of the eye, from Greek kanthos

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

epicanthus | epicanthi [plural]

Origin: New Latin: "epi-" + "canthus".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epicanthus

New World Dictionary:

epicanthus

Origin: "epi-" + "canthus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epicanthus

epi-

Origin: Greek epi, at, on, to, upon, over, besides from Indo-European base *epi derives Sanskrit ápi, Latin ob

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epi-prefix

canthus | canthi [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek kanthos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/canthus

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

epicanthus | epicanthi [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "epicanthus"

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

the Free Dictionary:

epicanthus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "epicanthus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "epicanthus"

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

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YourDictionary Audio:

epicanthus

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

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