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(pl. canthi)
Either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.

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... need detailed recital. The original immigrants into North China all belonged to blond races, but the modern Chinese have little left of the immigrant stock. The oblique, almond-shaped eyes, with black iris and the orbits far apart, have a vertical fold of skin over the inner canthus, concealing a part of the iris, a peculiarity distinguishing the eastern races of Asia from all other families of man. The stature and weight of brain are generally below the average. The hair is black, coarse, and cylindrical; the beard scanty or absent. The colour of the skin is darker ...
— Myths and Legends of China • E. T. C. Werner

Words linked to "Canthus" :   temporal canthus, corner, eye, oculus, optic

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