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Lateral canthus

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noun, plural: lateral canthi

The lateral 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 lateral canthus is that angle or corner of the eye situated laterally or away from the midplane of the face.

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


Compare: medial canthus