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ectopia

[ek-toh-pee-uh] /ɛkˈtoʊ pi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the usually congenital displacement of an organ or part.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin < Greek éktop(os) out of place (ek- ec- + tópos place) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for ectopia

ectopia

/ɛkˈtəʊpɪə/
noun
1.
(med) congenital displacement or abnormal positioning of an organ or part
Derived Forms
ectopic (ɛkˈtɒpɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek ektopos out of position, from ek- out of + topos place
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ectopia in Medicine

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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