American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The angle formed by the junction of the eyelids. The two canthi of the human eye are distinguished as the outer, temporal, or lesser, and the inner, nasal, or greater. In most animals the corresponding canthi are called the posterior and anterior.
- n. In entomology: One of the upper and lower or anterior and posterior extremities of the compound eyes of insects.
- n. A corneous process of the clypeus, completely or partly dividing the compound eye. It is found in certain beetles, which thus appear to have four eyes.
- n. anatomy either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye.
- n. either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
- From Latin canthus, from Ancient Greek κανθος (kanthos) (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin, from Greek kanthos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What links the eyes of these three coffins, beside the fact that all are painted, is that the inner canthus--the corner of the eye near the nose--descends abruptly and abuts the upper lid, giving them an East Asian appearance.”
“The Conservative Party canthus cut arts funding with very little political consequence.”
“When I worked in the ER I had a plastic surgeon beef up my personal ratio count when he refused to come in for a 27 year old female who literally had the right side of her face bitten off from her lip to her orbital canthus by her own pit bull, ONE WEEK BEFORE HER WEDDING.”
“This point is about once inch under and to the midline of the medial canthus or inner corner, right where the transverse facial vein divides.”
“It is from the canthus that is nearest to the nostrils that the membrane comes.”
“It is administered through bifrontotemporal electrodes, one on each side of the head, placed an inch above the midpoint of an imaginary line joining the outer canthus of the eye and the external auditory meatus.”
“Man does not possess a functional nictitating membrane, but a remnant of it is to be found in the inner canthus.”
“Ordinarily tears are carried off by the thin lacrimal ducts placed at the inner canthus.”
“For nearsightedness, close the eyes and pass the fingers, very gently, several times across them outward, from the canthus, or corner next the nose, towards the temple.”
“The bullet entered over the left malar bone 2-1/2 inches from the outer canthus, while the aperture of exit was 2-1/4 inches above the inferior angle of the right scapula, 3/4 of an inch anterior to its axillary margin.”
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