canthus

canthus
can•thus
[[t]ˈkæn θəs[/t]] n. pl. -thi (-thī).
anat. the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids
Etymology: 1640–50; < NL, L; cf. cant II can′thal, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Canthus — Can thus, n.; pl. {Canthi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] (Anat.) The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canthus — (gr.), Augenwinkel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • CANTHUS — Abantis sil. inter Argonautas ab apollonio ponitur, itemque ab Orpheo. Apollonius eum dicit periisse in Libya, Flaccus autem in Aea …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Canthus — vgl. Kanthus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • canthus — [kan′thəs] n. pl. canthi [kan′thī΄] [ModL < Gr kanthos: for IE base see CANT2] either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet …   English World dictionary

  • Canthus — For other uses, see Canthus (disambiguation). Canthus Front of left eye with eyelids separated to show medial canthus. Canthus (pl. canthi, palpebral commissures) is either corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet …   Wikipedia

  • canthus — (kan tus ) s. m. Terme d anatomie. Commissure des paupières. Le grand canthus, la commissure du côté du nez ; le petit canthus, la commissure de l autre côté. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Par les temples est entendu ce qui est situé entre le petit… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Canthus — Der Canthus oder genauer der Canthus rostralis ist der Winkel zwischen der flachen Kopfoberseite und den Kopfseiten zwischen den Augen und der Schnauzenspitze bei den Schlangen. Außerdem handelt es sich um den Winkel zwischen den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • canthus — noun /ˈkænθəs/ either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet , 1955: the lowly East with its deer head (dark trace of long tear at inner canthus) Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita …   Wiktionary

  • Canthus (anatomy) — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Front of left eye with eyelids separated to show medial canthus. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 05 …   Wikipedia

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