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proptosis

[ prop-toh-sis ]
/ prɒpˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
the forward displacement of an organ.
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Origin of proptosis

1670–80; <New Latin <Greek próptōsis a fall forward. See pro-2, ptosis

OTHER WORDS FROM proptosis

prop·tosed [prop-tohst], /ˈprɒp toʊst/, prop·tot·ic [prop-tot-ik], /prɒpˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proptosis

proptosis
/ (prɒpˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
pathol the forward displacement of an organ or part, such as the eyeballSee also exophthalmos Compare prolapse

Word Origin for proptosis

C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from propiptein to fall forwards
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Medical definitions for proptosis

proptosis
[ prŏp-tōsĭs ]

n. pl. prop•to•ses (-sēz)
Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.

Other words from proptosis

prop•tot•ic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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