ectopias

ectopia

[ek-toh-pee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the usually congenital displacement of an organ or part.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin < Greek éktop(os) out of place (ek- ec- + tópos place) + -ia -ia

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ectopia (ɛkˈtəʊpɪə)
 
n
med congenital displacement or abnormal positioning of an organ or part
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ektopos out of position, from ek- out of + topos place]
 
ectopic
 
adj

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ectopia ec·to·pi·a (ěk-tō'pē-ə) or ec·to·py (ěk'tə-pē)
n.
An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, that occurs congenitally or as the result of an injury.

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