exophthalmos

[ ek-sof-thal-muh s, -mos ]
/ ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs, -mɒs /

noun Pathology.

protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.

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Also ex·oph·thal·mus [ek-sof-thal-muh s] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs/, ex·oph·thal·mi·a [ek-sof-thal-mee-uh] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl mi ə/.

Origin of exophthalmos

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

OTHER WORDS FROM exophthalmos

ex·oph·thal·mic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for exophthalmia

  • Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.

British Dictionary definitions for exophthalmia

exophthalmos

exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)

/ (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɒs) /

noun

abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis

Derived forms of exophthalmos

exophthalmic, adjective

Word Origin for exophthalmos

C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye
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Medical definitions for exophthalmia

exophthalmos
[ ĕk′səf-thălməs ]

n.

Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
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