- enlargement of the thyroid gland accompanied by exophthalmos, usually due to hyperthyroidism.
Origin of exophthalmic goiter
First recorded in 1875–80
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- Any of various forms of hyperthyroidism, such as Graves' disease, involving enlargement of the thyroid gland and protrusion of the eyeballs.
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