cantholysis


cantholysis
SYN: canthoplasty (1). [G. kanthos, canthus, + lysis, loosening]

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n.
a surgical procedure to divide the attachment of the canthus (corner of the eye) from its underlying bone and tendon. It is performed as part of some operations on the eyelid.

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can·thol·y·sis (kan-tholґĭ-sis) [cantho- + -lysis] surgical division of the canthus of an eye or of a canthal ligament.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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