Medial canthus

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noun, plural: medial canthi

The medial angle or corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.


The eye has two canthi, the medial canthus and the lateral canthus. The medial canthus is that angle or corner of the eye situated medially or near the midplane of the face.

Word origin: medial + canthus » Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.


Compare: lateral canthus
See also: canthus

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