Definitions

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  • Of or pertaining to an epicanthis; growing in or upon a canthus or corner of the eye.

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  • adjective anatomy That partially covers the inner angle of the eye

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Examples

  • It was ironically oblique, a rebuke to bigotry referring to how bigots tend to seize upon visual cues to set their targets apart whether valid or not: a Jewish nose, dark skin, epicanthic folds, a limp wrist, etc.

    "This is my dream. I make the path."

  • Otherwise, don't expect to see dark skin or epicanthic folds on the leads unless the actors playing them are superstars like Denzel Washington whose star power transcends their race.

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  • Dark eyes, epicanthic folds obviously the result of surgery, an angry dusting of acne across pale narrow cheeks.

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  • Or how about dividing humanity by who has epicanthic eye folds, which produce the "Asian" eye?

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  • The theory certainly exists that this is an adoption and exaggeration of Western standards of beauty; in a related matter, surgery to remove the epicanthic fold from the eye to make it look larger has been popular in Japan, and the famed animator Hayao Miyazaki once said, controversially, that "the Japanese hate their own faces."

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  • His skin glowed like warm honey in the noon sun — smooth, his face with its trace of epicanthic folds and full lips saved from prettiness by a small, jagged scar on one cheek.

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  • They may include a single transverse palmar crease (a single instead of a double crease across one or both palms, also called the Simian crease), an almond shape to the eyes caused by an epicanthic fold of the eyelid, upslanting palpebral fissures, shorter limbs, poor muscle tone, a larger than normal space between the big and second toes, and protruding tongue.

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  • He leaned toward her, laughing, a male version of her beauty — dark hair, faint epicanthic folds of the eyelids, golden skin.

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  • The theory certainly exists that this is an adoption and exaggeration of Western standards of beauty; in a related matter, surgery to remove the epicanthic fold from the eye to make it look larger has been popular in Japan, and the famed animator Hayao Miyazaki once said, controversially, that "the Japanese hate their own faces."

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  • I just thought that with his epicanthic folds and broad, flat nose bridge Russell had Down's Sydrome

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  • "... the effects of mixed blood were even more apparent in her than in her mother; her hair was dark and silky, but a deep brown rather than ebony, and her round face was ruddy, with the fresh complexion of a European, though her eyes had the Indian's epicanthic fold."

    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 374

    January 19, 2010