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. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • 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- ex-3 + ophthalmós eye; see ophthalmic 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.

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  • Sub-conjunctival ecchymosis, and some degree of exophthalmos, are almost always present.

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  • 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.

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