lagophthalmos, lagophthalmia

lagophthalmos, lagophthalmia
A condition in which a complete closure of the eyelids over the eyeball is difficult or impossible. [G. lagos, hare + ophthalmos, eye]

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  • Lagophthalmia — Lag oph*thal mi*a, Lagophthalmos Lag oph*thal mos, n. [NL. lagophtalmia, fr. Gr. lagw s hare + ofqalmo s eye; so called from the notion that a hare sleeps with his eyes open.] (Med.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide open, giving a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lagophthalmos — Lagophthalmia Lag oph*thal mi*a, Lagophthalmos Lag oph*thal mos, n. [NL. lagophtalmia, fr. Gr. lagw s hare + ofqalmo s eye; so called from the notion that a hare sleeps with his eyes open.] (Med.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lagophthalmia — See lagophthalmos …   Medical dictionary

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