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Related to Palpebral commissures: canthus, Lateral palpebral commissure, Bicanthal plane, medial canthus, 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.
canthus/can·thus/ (kan´thus) pl. can´thi [L.] the angle at either end of the fissure between the eyelids, lateral or medial.
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.
[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]
canthusThe corner the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. In epicanthus, the upper lid margin curves over to conceal the 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.
the medial angle formed by the eyelids.
recessed medial canthus syndrome
in many brachycephalic breeds, a deeply recessed medial canthus leads to medial entropion.