from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury.
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- n. The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, morbid displacement of parts, usually congenital: as, ectopia of the heart or of the bladder. Also ectopy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
New Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ecto- + topos, place.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)