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blacknomi

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Hi,

Everyone knows eyelid;we have upper one and the lower one. Okay, here is my question. I am looking for a word that describes single-folded and double-folded eyelid. Let me draw you a picture to help you understand what I'm saying.

=.= double-folded eyelid

-,- single-folded eyelid


Is there any specific word for that?
 
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Sam-F

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Hmmm,

while there may well be a special medical term, I think that it is comonly refered to just the way that you used it: single-fold eyelids and double-fold eyelids.
 

Tdol

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Hooded???? ;-)
 
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Susie Smith

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tdol said:
Hooded???? ;-)

I googled it and found the expressions single-fold eyelid and double-fold eyelid, as well as single eyelid and double eyelid.

:)
 

Casiopea

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blacknomi said:
Hi,

Everyone knows eyelid;we have upper one and the lower one. Okay, here is my question. I am looking for a word that describes single-folded and double-folded eyelid. Let me draw you a picture to help you understand what I'm saying.

=.= double-folded eyelid

-,- single-folded eyelid


Is there any specific word for that?

In addition,

The fold created in the double-eyelid surgery procedure is called a supratarsal fold.

Read more...

:hi:
 

blacknomi

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Your waving hands :hi: at the end of your reply looked queer! It is as if you were a beneficiary of 'eye work' and you are recruiting me to join you.

Oh well, I have to think about it! Mines are double alreay. =.=
 

Casiopea

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blacknomi said:
Your waving hands :hi: at the end of your reply looked queer! It is as if you were a beneficiary of 'eye work' and you are recruiting me to join you.

Oh well, I have to think about it! Mines are double alreay. =.=

:lol: In North American English "queer" means, gay, homosexual. :shock:

When I live in Canada, I heard nothing about double-eyelid surgery. I never even knew it existed until that is I moved to Japan. :cry: I saw a documentary on it a couple of months ago: Teenage girls in Taiwan were having the procedure done! :? It's not something I understand, but if it makes a person feel better about themselves, then there's no harm in it, I guess. That reminds me, have you heard about the tongue slicing going on in South Korea. Agh. :shock:
 
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welldone

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Casiopea, I have seen quite some people having their tongue pierced here at USA:).
I don't know how they eat.
 

Casiopea

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welldone said:
Casiopea, I have seen quite some people having their tongue pierced here at USA:).
I don't know how they eat.

What's going on in South Korea (i.e., tongue slicing) is mild in comparison to tongue piercing. :(
 
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claude

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Are those pierced tongue guys called punks?
I heared about some South Korean sliced their tongues in order to speak English well, with shorter tongues.
 

shane

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I've heard of people in the UK having their tongues sliced, too. Gross!
 

blacknomi

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The idea of having shorter or longer tongues is correlated with one's performance in any language-I think. :wink:
 

Sathish Kumar

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In India, some people pierce their tounge, as a supplication, a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service. Indians are :oops: overly pious!!
 
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