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Noun 1. A skin fold of the upper eyelid, covering the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye. ( 2. A skin fold of the upper eyelid, typical to East Asians. ( 3. A vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down’s syndrome. ( 4. A vertical fold of skin on either side of the nose, sometimes covering the inner canthus; a normal characteristic in persons of certain races, but anomalous in others. (Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers) Syn: Epicanthic fold, epicanthal fold, plica palpebronasalis, palpebronasal fold, or simply eye fold Word origin: Gk, epi + kanthos, lip of a...

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/ˌepiˈkärdēəm/ Noun, pl. epicardia 1. Describes the outer layer of heart tissue. When considered as a part of the pericardium, it is the inner layer, or visceral pericardium, continuous with the serous layer. ( 2. A serous membrane that forms the innermost layer of the pericardium and the outer surface of the heart. (Google Dictionary) 3. The innermost of the two layers of the pericardium. ( Word origin: From Greek; epi- outer, cardium...

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/ˌepiˈkänˌdīl/  /-ˈkändl/ Noun, pl. epicondyles 1. A protuberance above the condyle of a bone to which ligaments or tendons are attached. ( 2. A protuberance above or on the condyle of a long bone, esp. either of the two at the elbow end of the humerus. (Google Dictionary) 3. A projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments. ( Word origin: epi meaning “upon”; condyle meaning “knuckle” or “rounded articular...

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