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noun, plural ex·stro·phies.
  1. Pathology. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder.
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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


  1. med congenital eversion of a hollow organ, esp the urinary bladder
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Word Origin for exstrophy

C19: from Greek ex- 1 + strophein to turn
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exstrophy in Medicine


  1. A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.
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