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cryp·toph·thal·mos, cryptophthalmia (krip'tof-thal'mŭs, -thal'mē-ă),
Congenital absence of eyelids, with the skin passing continuously from the forehead onto the cheek over a rudimentary eye.
[crypto- + G. ophthalmos, eye]
cryptophthalmos/cryp·toph·thal·mos/ (-mos) congenital absence of the palpebral fissure, the skin extending from the forehead to the cheek, with the eye malformed or rudimentary.
Etymology: Gk, kryptos + ophthalmos, eye
a developmental anomaly characterized by complete fusion of the eyelids, usually with defective formation or lack of eyes.