noun, plural ex·stro·phies.
Pathology. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder.
- exstrophy of bladder,
- exstrophy of cloaca,
Origin of exstrophy
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med congenital eversion of a hollow organ, esp the urinary bladder
Word Origin for exstrophy
C19: from Greek ex- 1 + strophein to turn
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A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.
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