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Pronunciation: ep'i-blef'a-ron

Definition: A congenital horizontal skin fold near the margin of the eyelid, caused by abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid, it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid, it causes a turning inward of the lashes.

[epi- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

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