an abnormal position of a body part or organ, esp. at birth
Origin of ectopiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek ektopos, away from a place ; from ek-, out of (see ex-) + topos, a place (see topic) + Modern Latin -ia, -ia
- An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury. Also called ectopy.
- See ectopy.
Origin of ectopiaNew Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ecto– + topos, place.
(countable and uncountable, plural ectopias)
- (pathology) The condition such that an organ or other body part has an abnormal position.