blepharism

blepharism
noun
condition in which a person blinks continuously
Hypernyms: ↑twitch, ↑twitching, ↑vellication

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\\ˈblefəˌrizəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary blephar- + -ism
: spasm of the eyelids

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blepharism /blefˈə-ri-zm/
noun
Spasm of the eyelid
ORIGIN: Gr blepharon eyelid
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blepharīˈtis noun
Inflammation of the eyelid
blephˈarōplasty noun
Plastic surgery of the eyelids
blephˈarōspasm noun
Blepharism

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  • blepharism — bleph·a·rism .riz əm n spasm of the eyelids * * * bleph·a·rism (blefґə riz″əm) palpebration (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • blepharism — n. constant involuntary twitching of the eyelids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blepharism — bleph·a·rism …   English syllables

  • blefarismo — Eng. Blepharism Ver blefarospasmo …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • blepharal —   a. pertaining to eyelids.    ♦ blepharism,    ♦ blepharospasm, n. muscular spasm of eyelid.    ♦ blepharitis, n. inflammation of eyelids …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • twitching — noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition • Syn: ↑twitch, ↑vellication • Derivationally related forms: ↑vellicate (for: ↑vellication), ↑twitch, ↑twitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • vellication — noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition • Syn: ↑twitch, ↑twitching • Derivationally related forms: ↑vellicate, ↑twitch (for: ↑twitching), ↑twitch …   Useful english dictionary

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