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abnormal protrusion of the eye. adj., adj exophthal´mic. It results in a marked stare and is usually due to hyperthyroidism. Occasionally the condition is caused by an infection of the eye or a tumor behind the eye.
ophthalmocele/oph·thal·mo·cele/ (of-thal´mo-sēl) exophthalmos.