Definitions

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  • n. The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a protrusion of the eyeball, caused by disease. Also exophthalmy.

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Examples

  • The face was a trifle froglike, for his pale blue eyes had a tendency to pop out—exophthalmia, the Greeks called it.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Lesions of the same sciatic nerve, of the restiform body, etc., provoked various troubles in the guinea-pig which its progeny inherited sometimes in a quite different form: exophthalmia, loss of toes, etc.

    Evolution créatrice. English

  • In these animals modified by heredity, the two eyes generally protruded, although in the parents usually only one showed exophthalmia, the lesion having been made in most cases only on one of the corpora restiformia.

    Essays on Life, Art and Science

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  • The medical condition of having abnormally protruding eyeballs.

    October 18, 2007