American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, morbid displacement of parts, usually congenital: as, ectopia of the heart or of the bladder. Also ectopy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial.
- 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)
“I learned from Doctor Anonymous this morning that there's a real medical condition, called ectopia cordis, in which babies are born with their hearts outside their bodies.”
“Bisoi described the case -- called ectopia cordis, which only affects five to eight cases in 1 million live births -- as a "lifetime opportunity" that might shed light on how to deal with similar conditions in the future.”
“Dr. A reports on the progress of Naseem Hasni, born on Halloween, who's currently undergoing corrective surgery for this condition, and he includes a video clip about a young man named Christopher Wall, born in 1975, who when the clip was filmed held the record for being the longest-lived ectopia cordis patient.”
“For this is a case of _ectopia cordis_, my boy, -- displacement of the heart; and it isn't every day you get a chance to overhaul such an interesting malformation.”
“There was ectopia vesicæ and prolapse of the intestine at the umbilicus; the right kidney was elongated; the right vas deferens opened into the ureter.”
“A unique case of ectopia of the testicle in a man of twenty-four is given by Popoff.”
“There was ectopia vesicae and prolapse of the intestine at the umbilicus; the right kidney was elongated; the right vas deferens opened into the ureter.”
“I found an article the other day which details a case-control study of cerebellar tonsillar ectopia (Chiari) and head/neck trauma (whiplash).”
“Although no many of secondary image was accustomed in norwegian trials, and no nonasthmatic deficiencies for comparable inpatient are offered, methods should manufacture developmental of the ectopia of long-term quick effects.”
“The Masque" is a work for the English Theater and often came out as such, incorporating baudy humor, (funny only because it was taking place in the ectopia of Jordan Hall) juvenile antics and hackneyed drama which seemed more the subsistence of the work than the music itself.”
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