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[ek-toh-pee-uh] /ɛkˈtoʊ pi ə/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
the usually congenital displacement of an organ or part.
(med) congenital displacement or abnormal positioning of an organ or part

ectopia ec·to·pi·a (ěk-tō’pē-ə) or ec·to·py (ěk’tə-pē)
An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, that occurs congenitally or as the result of an injury.


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