epicanthic

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English[edit]

An eye with an epicanthic fold

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí) + κανθός (kanthós).

Adjective[edit]

epicanthic (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, of a fold of skin) That partially covers the inner angle of the eye.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.215:
      Along the dimming shore of broken fence and rubble and over the sparse colonies of jakelike dwellings a new curse falling, a plague of bats, small basilisks pugnosed with epicanthic eyes and upreared dogs' ears filled with hair and bellies filled with agony.
    • 2020, N. K. Jemisin, The City We Became, Orbit, page 331:
      Still white, but this time there is a hint of epicanthic fold about her eyes.

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