Complete Definition of "ptosis"

English

Etymology
Greek ÏÏÏÏÎ¹Ï âfalling, a fallâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'tÉÊsɪs/

Noun
en-noun|ptos|es

  1. the prolapse of a bodily organ, especially drooping of the eyelid

#:*1970: There were many other factors to be taken into account: Miss Westâs age, the type of enlargement, whether the condition was one of pure hypertrophy, the degree of ptosis present, the actual scale of enlargement and, finally, the presence of any pathology in the breast tissue itself. â JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

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