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Lateral canthus

Definition
noun, plural: lateral canthi
The lateral angle or corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.
Supplement
The eye has two canthi, the medial canthus and the lateral canthus. The lateral canthus is that angle or corner of the eye situated laterally or away from the midplane of the face.
Word origin: lateral + canthus ยป Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.
Synonyms:

  • lateral angle of eye
  • angulus oculi lateralis
  • angulus oculi temporalis
  • external canthus

Compare: medial canthus


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