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  1. ectropion(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ectropion(noun)

    an unnatural eversion of the eyelids

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ectropion

    -um, ek-trōp′i-on, -um, n. eversion of the margin of the eyelid, so that the red inner surface is exposed.—adj. Ectrop′ic. [Gr. ek, out, and trepein, to turn.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ectropion

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ectropion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ectropion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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