American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to exophthalmos.
- adj. Characterized by the prominence of the eyeballs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, resembling, or affected with exophthalmia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.
“The very complex disease known as exophthalmic goitre, and shown by irregular and rapid action of the heart, protruding eyeballs and a variety of mental symptoms, is also associated with this gland, and occasioned not by a deficiency but by an excess or perversion of its secretion.”
“Gigi looked at me with her exophthalmic eyes, eyes that seemed to beg, "Get me out of this dress and let me chase a rabbit, a squirrel, a chipmunk, anything!”
“In the same moment, Haj jerks himself bolt upright like a jack-in-the-box and rakes the table with his wild, exophthalmic gaze:”
“The slightly exophthalmic pale blue eyes were wide open; they looked as if pressure on the forehead would dislodge them and they would roll like glass balls over the pale cheeks.”
“In addition, it may be as well to remember that death sometimes occurs suddenly in exophthalmic goitre, hypertrophy of the thymus, and in”
“The disease is confined almost entirely, though not exclusively, to women, and I should not advise any exophthalmic woman to marry; neither should I advise a man to marry an exophthalmic goiter woman.”
“The children, if not affected by exophthalmic goiter, are liable to be very neurotic.”
“I know an exophthalmic goiter woman who brought up four children, and very good, healthy children they are.”
“It relates to the phenomena of one of the most interesting diseases in the entire category of human ailments -- I refer to exophthalmic goiter, or Graves 'disease, a disease primarily involving the emotions.”
“Moreover, a happy marriage has many times been followed by a cure of the exophthalmic goiter which appeared in the wake of such an experience.”
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