Epicanthus


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Epicanthus

 

(also epicanthic, or Mongolian, fold), a fold near the inner canthus of the human eye formed by the skin of the upper eyelid and more or less covering the lacrimal papilla. The epicanthus is a characteristic of the Mongoloid race and some groups of the Negroid race. The fold is more developed in children than in adults, and it occurs more often in women than in men.

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