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exophthalmos

[ ek-sof-thal-muhs, -mos ]
/ 藢蓻k s蓲f藞胃忙l m蓹s, -m蓲s /
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noun Pathology.
protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.

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Also ex路oph路thal路mus [ek-sof-thal-muhs], /藢蓻k s蓲f藞胃忙l m蓹s/, ex路oph路thal路mi路a [ek-sof-thal-mee-uh]. /藢蓻k s蓲f藞胃忙l mi 蓹/.

Origin of exophthalmos

1870鈥75; <New Latin <Greek ex贸phthalmos with prominent eyes, equivalent to ex-ex-3 + ophthalm贸s eye; see ophthalmic

OTHER WORDS FROM exophthalmos

ex路oph路thal路mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exophthalmos

exophthalmos

exophthalmus (藢蓻ks蓲f藞胃忙lm蓹s) or exophthalmia (藢蓻ks蓲f藞胃忙lm瑟蓹)

/ (藢蓻ks蓲f藞胃忙lm蓲s) /

noun
abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis

Derived forms of exophthalmos

exophthalmic, adjective

Word Origin for exophthalmos

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