exstrophy

[ek-struh-fee]

noun, plural ex·stro·phies.

Pathology. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder.

Nearby words

  1. exsiccatum,
  2. exsolution,
  3. exsolve,
  4. exsorption,
  5. exstipulate,
  6. exstrophy of bladder,
  7. exstrophy of cloaca,
  8. ext,
  9. ext.,
  10. extant

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

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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Medicine definitions for exstrophy

exstrophy

[ĕkstrə-fē]

n.

A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.

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