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proptosis

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noun prop·to·sis \präp-ˈtō-səs, prō-ˈtō-\

Definition of proptosis

  1. :  forward projection or displacement especially of the eyeball



Origin of proptosis

New Latin, from Late Latin, falling forward, from Greek proptōsis, from propiptein to fall forward, from pro- forward + piptein to fall — more at pro-, feather


First Known Use: 1676


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proptosis

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noun pro·pto·sis \(ˈ)prō-ˈtō-səs, präp-ˈtō-\

Medical Definition of proptosis

plural proptoses \-ˌsēz\play play

  1. :  forward projection or displacement especially of the eyeball




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