[ ek-sof-thal-muhs, -mos ]
/ ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs, -mɒs /
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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-muhs], /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs/, ex·oph·thal·mi·a [ek-sof-thal-mee-uh]. /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl mi ə/.
Origin of exophthalmos
OTHER WORDS FROM exophthalmosex·oph·thal·mic, adjective
Words nearby exophthalmos
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How to use exophthalmos in a sentence
Sub-conjunctival ecchymosis, and some degree of exophthalmos, are almost always present.
Exophthalmos may be mentioned again in this connection as a very rare sign of guinea-pig scurvy.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
British Dictionary definitions for exophthalmos
exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə)
/ (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɒs) /
abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis
Derived forms of exophthalmosexophthalmic, adjective
Word Origin for exophthalmos
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye
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Medical definitions for exophthalmos
[ ĕk′səf-thăl′məs ]
Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
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