from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to exophthalmos.
  • adj. Characterized by the prominence of the eyeballs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to exophthalmos
  • adj. having prominent eyeballs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, resembling, or affected with exophthalmia.


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  • 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.

    Disease and Its Causes

  • 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!"

    Humane Society benefit brings out the tails, tutus and cuff links

  • 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 mission song

  • 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.

    The Murder Room

  • In addition, it may be as well to remember that death sometimes occurs suddenly in exophthalmic goitre, hypertrophy of the thymus, and in

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • 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.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • The children, if not affected by exophthalmic goiter, are liable to be very neurotic.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • I know an exophthalmic goiter woman who brought up four children, and very good, healthy children they are.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • 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.

    The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers

  • 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.

    The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers


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