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ex·oph·thal·mosalso ex·oph·thal·mus (ĕk′səf-thăl′məs)
Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball.
[From Greek exophthalmos, with prominent eyes : ex-, outside; see exo- + ophthalmos, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
(Pathology) abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidism. Also called: proptosis or ocular proptosis
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + ophthalmos eye]
or ex•oph•thal•mus(ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs)
protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease or injury.
[1870–75; < New Latin < Greek exóphthalmos with prominent eyes =ex- ex-3 + ophthalmós eye]
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|Noun||1.||exophthalmos - protrusion of the eyeball from the socket|
hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
exophthalmic goiter, Graves' disease - exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease