Definition of ectropion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛkˈtrəʊpɪən/


[mass noun] Medicine
A condition, typically a consequence of advanced age, in which the eyelid is turned outwards away from the eyeball.
Example sentences
  • This results in tears pooling in the cul-de-sac produced by the lower lid ectropion and resultant epiphora.
  • Paralytic lower lid ectropion was present in eight patients before the combined procedure and improved significantly in seven of these patients.
  • A common cause of eye watering in older people is ectropion.


Late 17th century: from Greek, from ek- 'out' + trepein 'to turn'.

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