[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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Exophthalmos may be mentioned again in this connection as a very rare sign of guinea-pig scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Sub-conjunctival ecchymosis, and some degree of exophthalmos, are almost always present.
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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