Definition of epicanthic in English:


Syllabification: ep·i·can·thic
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈkanTHik


  • Denoting a fold of skin from the upper eyelid covering the inner angle of the eye, typical in many peoples of eastern Asia and found as a congenital abnormality elsewhere.
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    • Pink or brown, time to break with an ignoble past, and that includes breaking with reptile-brained reactions to differences in skin-melanin content or epicanthic eyelid folds.
    • The majority of the human species had blended into various shades of brown, usually accompanied by dark hair and, more often than not, at least a trace of epicanthic fold to the eyes.
    • He was a tall, thin man with only the hint of an epicanthic fold.

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