exstrophy

[ek-struh-fee]

Origin of exstrophy

1830–40; < Greek ekstroph(ḗ) inversion of the uterus, literally, a turning inside out (see ec-, strophe) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for exstrophy

exstrophy

noun
  1. 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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exstrophy in Medicine

exstrophy

[ĕkstrə-fē]
n.
  1. A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.
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