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Related to Bicanthal plane: palpebral commissure, canthi, lateral canthus

canthus

 [kan´thus] (pl. can´thi) (L.)
the angular junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eyes. adj., adj can´thal.

angle of eye

[TA]
the medial or lateral angle between superior and inferior eyelids. See: lateral angle of eye, medial angle of eye.
Synonym(s): angulus oculi, canthal angle, canthus

canthus

/can·thus/ (kan´thus) pl. can´thi   [L.] the angle at either end of the fissure between the eyelids, lateral or medial.

canthus

(kăn′thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

canthus

[kan′thəs] pl. canthi
Etymology: Gk, kanthus, corner of the eye
the angle at the medial and the lateral margins of the eyelids. The medial canthus opens into a small space containing the opening to a lacrimal duct. Also called palpebral commissure. canthical, adj.

can·thus

, pl. canthi (kan'thŭs, -thī)
The angle of the eye.
[G. kanthos, corner of the eye]

canthus

The corner the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. In epicanthus, the upper lid margin curves over to conceal the canthus.

canthus 

The angle formed by the upper and lower eyelids at the nasal (inner canthus or medial canthus) or temporal (outer canthus or external angle) end. Plural: canthi. Syn. palpebral angle. See lacrimal caruncle; angular conjunctivitis; epicanthus.

canthus

pl. canthi; the angular junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eyes, the angles of the palpebral fissure, the medial and lateral canthi.

medial canthus
the medial angle formed by the eyelids.
recessed medial canthus syndrome
in many brachycephalic breeds, a deeply recessed medial canthus leads to medial entropion.