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  • n. a condition of loose eyelids, characterized by the turning outward of the lower eyelid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An unnatural eversion of the eyelids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology: An abnormal eversion or turning outward of the eyelids.
  • n. Eversion of the cervical endometrium of the womb.


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  • Cervical eversion also called ectropion means that the kind of tissue lining the cervical canal also grows on the outer vaginal part of the cervix, making it red, with a bumpy-looking texture that is smooth to the touch.


  • If you have dry eyes or very loose lower lids, you’re at high risk for the complication called an ectropion if you have your lids lifted, leaving you resembling a basset hound.

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  • With a condition such as ectropion, the lower lid is pulling away from the eye; the tears do not drain properly, causing a number of signs and symptoms:

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  • Consequent upon this, the muscles of the face become contracted and distorted by atrophy; ectropion of the lower lids prevents the patient from shutting his eyes; the lips become flabby, and the lower one drops.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • _Cicatricial contraction_ after severe burns may lead to marked deformities of the eyelids (ectropion), mouth, and nose.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Eversion -- and inversion of eyelid, or ectropion and entropion, causes and treatment, 283 of bladder, description and treatment, 152 or womb after difficult parturition, treatment, 205

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Entropion and ectropion, or inversion and eversion of eyelid, causes and treatment, 283

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Dogs showing evidence of functional abnormality of eyelids or eyelashes (such as, but not limited to, trichiasis, entropion, ectropion, or distichiasis) are to be excused from the ring.


  • Abnormal position of the eyelids or eyelashes (ectropion, entropion, trichiasis) is a major fault.


  • Also, the eyes can be affected by various infections, causing ectropion or entropion.

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