Literally meaning:"upon the canthus"
Origin: Anc Greek
επί-/epi(=prefix meaning “upon”, “above” “besides”)
+κανθός/canthos(=the angle formed by the junction of the eyelids) maybe from άκανθα/akantha(=edge, acicula, spike)
Epicanthus is a vertical fold of skin over the angle of the inner canthus of each eye normal for Mongolian peoples and common in people with Down syndrome.