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- n. hydrophthalmos
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, an increase in the quantity of either the aqueous or the vitreous humor.
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We have seen a case produced by a tumour, which occupied the posterior portion of the orbit, and caused the organ to be somewhat protruded from its proper position, giving the eye the appearance of hydrophthalmia, for which it was taken, the existence of the tumour never for a moment being suspected.
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