exophthalmos [ek-sof-thal-muh s, -mos] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Pathology. protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
Also ex·oph·thal·mus [ek-sof-thal-muh s] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs/, ex·oph·thal·mi·a [ek-sof-thal-mee-uh] /ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl mi ə/. Origin of exophthalmos 1870–75; New Latin Greek exóphthalmos with prominent eyes, equivalent to ex-+ ophthalmós eye; see Related formsex·oph·thal·mic, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exophthalmos Historical Examples of exophthalmos
Exophthalmos may be mentioned again in this connection as a very rare sign of guinea-pig scurvy.
Alfred Fabian Hess
Sub-conjunctival ecchymosis, and some degree of exophthalmos, are almost always present.
British Dictionary definitions for exophthalmos exophthalmos exophthalmus (ˌɛksɒfˈθælməs) or exophthalmia (ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə) noun abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, as caused by hyperthyroidismAlso called: proptosis, ocular proptosis Derived Formsexophthalmic, adjectiveWord Origin for exophthalmos C19: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + ophthalmos eye Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 exophthalmos in Medicine exophthalmos [ĕk′səf-thăl′məs] n. Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.