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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek'sof-thal-mom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument to measure the distance between the anterior pole of the eye and a fixed reference point, often the zygomatic bone.

Synonym(s): orthometer, proptometer, statometer

[exophthalmos + G. metron, measure]

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