Definitions for ectropion

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  1. ectropion(Noun)

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

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  1. Ectropion(noun)

    an unnatural eversion of the eyelids

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. a turning aside; from + to turn.]

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  1. Ectropion

    Ectropion is a medical condition in which the lower eyelid turns outwards. It is one of the notable aspects of newborns exhibiting congenital Harlequin-type ichthyosis, but ectropion can occur due to any weakening of tissue of the lower eyelid. The condition can be repaired surgically. Ectropion is also found in dogs as a genetic disorder in certain breeds.

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  1. Ectropion

    The turning outward (eversion) of the edge of the eyelid, resulting in the exposure of the palpebral conjunctiva. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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