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exophthalmos

ex·oph·thal·mos (ex·oph·thal·mus)

exophthalmos (exophthalmus)

 
pronunciation:
ek sf thael ms
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part of speech: noun
definition: abnormal protrusion of the eyeball caused by certain medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism.
derivation: exophthalmic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word exophthalmos contains the following parts:
exo- Greek prefix that means outer, outside
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, ex-, extr-, extra-, exter-
 
op, ops, opt, opto, ophthalm, ophthalmo, -opia, -opsy Greek root that means eye, visual condition, vision, sight, inspection
synonyms:
ocul