Definition of exophthalmos in English:


Line breaks: ex|oph|thal¦mos
Pronunciation: /ˌɛksɒfˈθalmɒs
(also exophthalmus or exophthalmia /-mɪə/)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball or eyeballs.
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    • One you have been diagnosed, your eye doctor will want to examine your eyes regularly, because exophthalmos is a progressive disease.
    • The clinical features of thyroid eye disease include ocular pain, photophobia, chemosis, diplopia, exophthalmos, and eye irritation.
    • The left orbit was medially compressed, and exophthalmos had occurred.


early 17th century: from modern Latin exophthalmus, from Greek exophthalmos 'having prominent eyes', from ex- 'out' + ophthalmos 'eye'.

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