[ek-sof-thal-muh s, -mos]
- protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
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
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Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.Essays on Life, Art and Science
exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)
- abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis
Word Origin for exophthalmos
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye
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- Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
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