exophthalmic

exophthalmos

[ek-sof-thal-muhs, -mos]
noun Pathology.
protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
Also, exophthalmus [ek-sof-thal-muhs] , exophthalmia [ek-sof-thal-mee-uh] .


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek exóphthalmos with prominent eyes, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + ophthalmós eye; see ophthalmic

exophthalmic, adjective
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exophthalmos, exophthalmus or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɒs, ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs, ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)
 
n
proptosis, Also called: ocular proptosis abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidism
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + ophthalmos eye]
 
exophthalmus, exophthalmus or exophthalmia
 
n
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + ophthalmos eye]
 
exophthalmia, exophthalmus or exophthalmia
 
n
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + ophthalmos eye]
 
exoph'thalmic, exophthalmus or exophthalmia
 
adj

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exophthalmic ex·oph·thal·mic (ěk'səf-thāl'mĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to exophthalmos.

  2. Marked by prominence of the eyeball.

exophthalmos ex·oph·thal·mos (ěk'səf-thāl'məs)
n.
Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.

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