exstrophy

[ ek-struh-fee ]
/ ˈɛk strə fi /

noun, plural ex·stro·phies.

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

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

/ (ˈɛkstrəfɪ) /

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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