Definition of Epicanthic fold

1. Noun. A vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome.

Exact synonyms: Epicanthus
Group relationships: Eye, Oculus, Optic
Generic synonyms: Fold, Plica



Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicanthic Fold

epibulbar
epic fail
epic fails
epic poem
epic poetry
epicadmium
epical
epically
epicalyces
epicalyx
epicalyxes
epicanthal fold
epicanthi
epicanthic
epicanthic fold (current term)
epicanthus
epicanthus palpebralis
epicanthus supraciliaris
epicanthus tarsalis
epicardia
epicardiac
epicardial
epicardial fat sign
epicardially
epicardium
epicaricacy
epicarican
epicarp

Literary usage of Epicanthic fold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"epicanthic fold. The Hawaiians and Chinese were found to differ sharply in the presence or absence of the fold of the upper eyelid, known as the Mongolian ..."

2. Physical Expression, Its Modes and Principles by Francis Warner (1886)
"Fingers webbed—Ears not symmetrical —Excessive epicanthic fold ... *The terra "epicanthic "fold is applied to the portion of skin that lies at the inner ..."

3. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"Skin yellowish-white; skull extremely brachycephalic; face elongated, oval; eyes not Mongoloid (oblique), but often with the epicanthic fold. ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Many of them have almond-shaped eyes, obliquely set, and this feature, with the squat nose, epicanthic fold, and wiry hair, gives the Mongol aspect from ..."

5. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"by the still marked prominence of the cheek-bones, the narrow eyes (sometimes with the epicanthic fold), the straight, coarse, round-sectioned head-hair, ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1901)
"The face is small and rounded, but often the features are swollen from an excess of fat. The bridge of the nose is flat or sunken, and the epicanthic fold ..."

7. Mentally Deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training by George Edward Shuttleworth (1910)
"... that there is an approximation to the type as a whole, and not merely an exhibition of one of its more prominent features, such as an epicanthic fold, ..."

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