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1. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury. Also called ectopy.
2. See ectopy.

[New Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ecto- + topos, place.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) med congenital displacement or abnormal positioning of an organ or part
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ektopos out of position, from ek- out of + topos place]
ectopic adj
ecˈtopically adv
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(ɛkˈtoʊ pi ə)

the usu. congenital displacement of an organ or part.
[1840–50; < Greek éktop(os) out of place]
ec•top′ic (-ˈtɒp ɪk) adj.
ec•top′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Noun1.ectopia - abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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Ectopia Vesicae: These unfortunate children with atrophy of the bladder have no hope for continent bladder.
Ectopia vesicae (absence of the anterior walls of the bladder and pubis abdominal parietis); operationfor directing the orifices of the ureters into the rectum; temporary success; subsequent death; autopsy.
Meconium Ileus 19(6.64%) Duplication Cysts 15(5.24%), Mesenteric Cysts 6(2.09%), Chylolymphatic Cysts 5(1.74%), Web/Stenosis 4(1.39%), Meconium Cyst 4 (1.04%), Malrotation 2 (0.7%), Heterotopic Pancreas 2(0.7%), Inspissated Bile Syndrome 2 (0.7%), Recto-vaginal Fistula 2 (0.7%), Tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF)1 (0.35%), TOF + Esophageal Atresia 1(0.35%), Anal Fistula 1(0.35%), Ectopia vesicae with Duplication Cysts 1(0.35%), and Imperforate Anus 1(0.35%).