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exophthalmos

[ek-sof-thal-muh s, -mos] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs, -mɒs/
noun, Pathology
1.
protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
Also, exophthalmus
[ek-sof-thal-muh s] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs/ (Show IPA),
exophthalmia
[ek-sof-thal-mee-uh] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl mi ə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of exophthalmos
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin < Greek exóphthalmos with prominent eyes, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + ophthalmós eye; see ophthalmic
Related forms
exophthalmic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for exophthalmic
Historical Examples
  • One of my patients, a young girl, had several years before been operated on for exophthalmic goiter.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • I know an exophthalmic goiter woman who brought up four children, and very good, healthy children they are.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • Similarly, it presents at times as one of the accompaniments of exophthalmic goitre.

  • The children, if not affected by exophthalmic goiter, are liable to be very neurotic.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • The condition is found especially in advanced cases of exophthalmic goitre.

British Dictionary definitions for exophthalmic

exophthalmos

/ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɒs/
noun
1.
abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidism Also called proptosis, ocular proptosis
Derived Forms
exophthalmic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + ophthalmos eye
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exophthalmic in Medicine

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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