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[prop-toh-sis] /prɒpˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
the forward displacement of an organ.
Origin of proptosis
1670-80; < New Latin < Greek próptōsis a fall forward. See pro-2, ptosis
Related forms
[prop-tohst] /ˈprɒp toʊst/ (Show IPA),
[prop-tot-ik] /prɒpˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(pathol) the forward displacement of an organ or part, such as the eyeball See also exophthalmos Compare prolapse
Word Origin
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from propiptein to fall forwards
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proptosis prop·to·sis (prŏp-tō'sĭs)
n. pl. prop·to·ses (-sēz)
Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.

prop·tot·ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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