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proptosis

 [prop-to´sis]
forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye.
Proptosis of eye. Note lid retraction and exposed sclera above and below cornea. From Stein et al., 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (ek'sof-thal'mos),
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]
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proptosis

(prŏp-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. propto·ses (-sēz)
Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.
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proptosis

Medtalk Forward displacement of the eyeball. See Exophthalmos.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]
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proptosis

Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. Also known as EXOPHTHALMOS. Proptosis is cause by any process that increases the bulk of the soft tissues in the ORBIT behind the eyeball.
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proptosis 

Abnormal forward displacement of one eye. It is a sign of a severe orbital disorder, such as a tumour, inflammation, or thyroid eye disease. See orbital cellulitis; Graves' disease; exophthalmometer; exophthalmos; carotid-venous fistula.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology.
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]
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