proptosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, falling forward, from Greek proptōsis, from propiptein to fall forward, from pro- forward + piptein to fall — more at pro-, feather Date: 1676 forward projection or displacement especially of the eyeball

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  • proptosis — f. anat. patol. Caída hacia delante de un órgano o estructura. Medical Dictionary. 2011. proptosis Abombamiento …   Diccionario médico

  • proptosis — [präp tō′sis] n. pl. proptoses [präp tō′sēz΄] [ModL < LL < Gr proptōsis < propiptein, to fall forward < pro , before (see PRO 1) + piptein, to fall: see FEATHER] Med. a forward or downward displacement; protrusion, as of the eyeball …   English World dictionary

  • Proptōsis — (Proptōma, gr.), so v.w. Prolapsus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • proptosis — proptosed /prop tohst/, proptotic /prop tot ik/, adj. /prop toh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. the forward displacement of an organ. 2. exophthalmos. [1670 80; < NL < Gk próptosis a fall forward. See PRO 2, PTOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • proptosis — Eng. Proptosis Protrusión del ojo …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • proptosis — [prɒp təʊsɪs] noun Medicine protrusion or displacement of an eye or other body participle Origin C17: via late L. from Gk proptōsis, from pro before + piptein to fall …   English new terms dictionary

  • proptosis — prop•to•sis [[t]prɒpˈtoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. 1) pat the forward displacement of an organ 2) pat exophthalmos • Etymology: 1670–80; < NL < Gk próptōsis a fall forward. See pro II, ptosis …   From formal English to slang

  • proptosis — n. Med. protrusion or displacement, esp. of an eye. Etymology: LL f. Gk proptosis (as PRO (2), pipto fall) …   Useful english dictionary

  • proptosis — SYN: exophthalmos. [G. p., a falling forward] * * * pro·pto·sis ( )prō tō səs, präp tō n, pl pto·ses .sēz forward projection or displacement esp. of the eyeball * * * n. forward displacement of an organ, especially the eye (see exophthalmos). * * …   Medical dictionary

  • Proptosis — vorgetriebener Augapfel …   Universal-Lexikon

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