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Medial canthus

Definition
noun, plural: medial canthi
The medial 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 medial canthus is that angle or corner of the eye situated medially or near the midplane of the face.
Word origin: medial + canthus ยป Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.
Synonyms:

  • medial angle of eye
  • angulus oculi medialis
  • angulus oculi nasalis
  • internal canthus

Compare: lateral canthus

See also: canthus


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