exstrophy

exstrophy

[ek-struh-fee]
noun, plural exstrophies.
Pathology. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder.

Origin:
1830–40; < Greek ekstroph() inversion of the uterus, literally, a turning inside out (see ec-, strophe) + -y3

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exstrophy (ˈɛkstrəfɪ)
 
n
med congenital eversion of a hollow organ, esp the urinary bladder
 
[C19: from Greek ex-1 + strophein to turn]

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exstrophy ex·stro·phy (ěk'strə-fē)
n.
A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.

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