ectopia definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormal area or place of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or because of damage.
    • the illness such that an organ or any other human anatomy component has an abnormal place.
    • A morbid displacement of parts, specifically such as for example is congenial.
    • In pathology, morbid displacement of components, frequently congenital: as, ectopia regarding the heart or associated with the kidney. Also ectopy.
    • irregular position of part or organ (especially during delivery)

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