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exophthalmos

[ek-sof-thal-muh s, -mos]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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
Related formsex·oph·thal·mic, adjective
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Historical Examples of exophthalmic

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)

noun
  1. abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis
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Derived Formsexophthalmic, adjective

Word Origin for exophthalmos

C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

exophthalmic in Medicine

exophthalmic

(ĕk′səf-thălmĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to exophthalmos.
  2. Marked by prominence of the eyeball.
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exophthalmos

(ĕk′səf-thălməs)
n.
  1. Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
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