exophthalmos


ex·oph·thal·mos

noun \ˌek-säf-ˈthal-məs, -səf-, -säp-\

Definition of EXOPHTHALMOS

:  abnormal protrusion of the eyeball
ex·oph·thal·mic \-mik\ adjective

Variants of EXOPHTHALMOS

ex·oph·thal·mos also ex·oph·thal·mus \ˌek-säf-ˈthal-məs, -səf-, -säp-\

Origin of EXOPHTHALMOS

New Latin, from Greek exophthalmos having prominent eyes, from ex out + ophthalmos eye; akin to Greek ōps eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 1872

ex·oph·thal·mos

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXOPHTHALMOS

: abnormal protrusion of the eyeball
ex·oph·thal·mic \ˌek-säf-ˈthal-mik\ adjective

Variants of EXOPHTHALMOS

ex·oph·thal·mos also ex·oph·thal·mus \ˌek-säf-ˈthal-məs, -səf-\

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