14 August 2010

Medical Word of the Day: Epicanthus

Epicanthus: a vertical fold of skin on either side of the nose (or in other words, the inner corner of each of the eyes), sometimes covering the inner canthus; a normal characteristic in persons of certain races, but anomalous in others (apparently it is hereditary in Asian people and is of no medical significance.) It is also called the epicanthal fold.

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