[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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I know an exophthalmic goiter woman who brought up four children, and very good, healthy children they are.
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.
The condition is found especially in advanced cases of exophthalmic goitre.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)
- abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye
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- Of or relating to exophthalmos.
- Marked by prominence of the eyeball.
- Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
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