- the forward displacement of an organ.
Origin of proptosis
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Intra-orbital bleeding, subconjunctival hæmorrhage with proptosis and ecchymosis of the lids were usually well marked.
Collapse of globe, proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, œdema and ecchymosis of lids.
Proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, ecchymosis of eyelids.
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from propiptein to fall forwards
- Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.