Definition of exophthalmic in English:

Share this entry

exophthalmic

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksɒfˈθalmɪk/

adjective

Medicine
Having or characterized by protruding eyes.
Example sentences
  • Her mouth settles into a basket of grooves and lines when the smile fades, and her eyes are paler and duller than I remembered - and ever so slightly exophthalmic.
  • When I told my colleagues of my temporary residence, their reactions were universally exophthalmic, and, coupled with the police orders, this does not inspire one's confidence.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ex|oph|thal¦mic

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.