[ ek-struh-fee ]
/ ˈɛk strə fi /
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noun, plural ex·stro·phies.

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() inversion of the uterus, literally, a turning inside out (see ec-, strophe) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for exstrophy

/ (ˈɛkstrəfɪ) /


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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Medical definitions for exstrophy

[ ĕkstrə-fē ]


A congenital turning out or eversion of a hollow organ.
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