protrusion of an eyeball. Usually results from liquid or gas accumulation at the rear of the eye socket or by diseases. Also called popeye

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  • Exophthalmos — Ex oph*thal mos, ||Exophthalmus Ex oph*thal mus, n. [NL.] (Med.) Same as {Exophthalmia}. Syn: exophthalmus, exophthalmy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exophthalmos — [eks΄äf thal′məseks΄äf thal′məs] n. [ModL < Gr, with prominent eyes < ex , out + ophthalmos, an eye: see OPHTHALMIA] abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, caused by various disorders: also exophthalmus [eks΄äf thal′məs] or exophthalmia… …   English World dictionary

  • Exophthalmos — Proptosis redirects here. For the condition of drooping of the eyelid, see Ptosis (eyelid). Exophthalmos Classification and external resources Patient with bilateral exophthalmos, as well as strabismus (asymmetrical eye alignment) …   Wikipedia

  • exophthalmos — exophthalmic, adj. /ek sof thal meuhs, mos/, n. Pathol. protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, esp. hyperthyroidism, or injury. Also, exophthalmus /ek sof thal meuhs/, exophthalmia /ek sof thal mee euh/. [1870 75; < NL < Gk… …   Universalium

  • exophthalmos — also exophthalmus noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek exophthalmos having prominent eyes, from ex out + ophthalmos eye; akin to Greek ōps eye more at eye Date: 1872 abnormal protrusion of the eyeball • exophthalmic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Exophthalmos — Protruding eyeball. A common finding in hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) of Graves disease. * * * ex·oph·thal·mos also ex·oph·thal·mus .ek säf thal məs, səf n abnormal protrusion of the eyeball ex·oph·thal·mic .ek säf thal mik adj * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • exophthalmos — [ˌɛksɒf θalmɒs] noun Medicine abnormal protrusion of the eyeball or eyeballs. Derivatives exophthalmic adjective Origin C17: from mod. L. exophthalmus, from Gk exophthalmos having prominent eyes …   English new terms dictionary

  • exophthalmos — ex•oph•thal•mos or ex•oph•thal•mus [[t]ˌɛk sɒfˈθæl məs[/t]] also ex oph•thal′mi•a n. pat protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease or injury • Etymology: 1870–75; < NL < Gk exóphthalmos with prominent eyes = ex… …   From formal English to slang

  • exophthalmos — n. (also exophthalmus, exophthalmia) Med. abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. Derivatives: exophthalmic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk exophthalmos having prominent eyes (as EX (2), ophthalmos eye) …   Useful english dictionary

  • exophthalmos — noun An abnormal protrusion of the eyeball from its socket …   Wiktionary

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