epicanthic fold
noun Etymology: New Latin epicanthus epicanthic fold, from epi- + canthus canthus Date: 1913 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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  • Epicanthic fold — The epicanthic fold is the skin fold of the upper eyelid covering the inner corner of the eye, more often seen in Mongoloid people.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • epicanthic fold — noun a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down s syndrome • Syn: ↑epicanthus • Hypernyms: ↑fold, ↑plica • Part Holonyms: ↑eye, ↑oculus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicanthic fold — epi·can·thic fold .ep ə .kan(t) thik n a prolongation of a fold of the skin of the upper eyelid over the inner angle or both angles of the eye * * * see epicanthus …   Medical dictionary

  • epicanthic fold — [ˌɛpɪ kanθɪk] noun a fold of skin from the upper eyelid covering the inner angle of the eye, typical in many peoples of eastern Asia …   English new terms dictionary

  • epicanthic fold — epicanthus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • epicanthic fold —   Maka lilio …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • epicanthic — adj. pertaining to the epicanthus, pertaining to a fold of skin on the eyelid that is characteristic of Mongolian races …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mongolian fold — noun or mongoloid fold or mongolic fold Usage: usually capitalized M : epicanthic fold * * * epicanthus. [1910 15] * * * Mongolian fold, = epicant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mongolian fold — noun see epicanthic fold * * * epicanthus. [1910 15] * * * Mongolian fold, = epicanthic fold. (Cf. ↑epicanthic fold) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ep|i|can|thic fold — «EHP uh KAN thihk», a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner and sometimes outer corner of the eye; epicanthus: »The Mongolian “slant,” “slit,” or “oblique” eye is due to an overdeveloped epicanthic fold…partially covering the lash …   Useful english dictionary

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