Definitions for ectropion
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a condition of loose eyelids, characterized by the turning outward of the lower eyelid.
an unnatural eversion of the eyelids
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. a turning aside; from + to turn.]
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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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