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Medical Term:

cryptophthalmos

Pronunciation: krip'tof-thal'mus, -thal'me-a

Definition: Congenital absence of eyelids, with the skin passing continuously from the forehead onto the cheek over a rudimentary eye.

[crypto- + G. ophthalmos, eye]

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