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


(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)
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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