Definitions for ectopiaɛkˈtoʊ pi ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•to•pi•aɛkˈtoʊ pi ə(n.)
the usu. congenital displacement of an organ or part.
Origin of ectopia:
1840–50; < Gk éktop(os) out of place
abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.
a morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial; as, ectopia of the heart, or of the bladder
In medicine, an ectopia is a displacement or malposition of an organ or other body part. Most ectopias are congenital, but some may happen later in life.
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