What does ectopia mean?

Definitions for ectopia
ɛkˈtoʊ pi əec·topi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ectopianoun

    abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)


  1. ectopianoun

    The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.


  1. ectopia

    Ectopia refers to a medical condition where an organ or a tissue is abnormally placed or located in a different part of the body than is typical. This can occur through a congenital defect, in which the organ or tissue develops in the wrong location during embryonic growth, or through displacement after birth. The term is often used in context specific to the organ or tissue in question, such as ectopic kidney or ectopic pregnancy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ectopianoun

    a morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial; as, ectopia of the heart, or of the bladder

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. 'ek out + place.]


  1. Ectopia

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ectopia

    ek-tō′pi-a, n. (path.) morbid displacement of parts.—adj. Ectop′ic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ectopia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ectopia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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