Exstrophy Ex"stro*phy, n. [Gr. ? to turn inside out; ? = ? out + ? to turn.] (Med.) The eversion or turning out of any organ, or of its inner surface; as, exstrophy of the eyelid or of the bladder. [1913 Webster]

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  • exstrophy — [ek′strə fē] n. [< EX 1 + Gr strophē, a turning: see STROPHE] Med. the turning inside out of an organ; esp., such a congenital condition of the urinary bladder …   English World dictionary

  • Exstrophy — Eversion of a hollow organ at birth. An exstrophic bladder is one that is turned inside out like a rubber glove. In exstrophy of the cloaca (a primitive embryonic structure) an area of the intestine is interposed between two separate areas of the …   Medical dictionary

  • exstrophy — /ek streuh fee/, n., pl. exstrophies. Pathol. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder. [1830 40; < Gk ekstroph(é) inversion of the uterus, lit., a turning inside out (see EC , STROPHE) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • exstrophy — ex·stro·phy …   English syllables

  • exstrophy — n. a severe congenital abnormality in which the bladder fails to close during development: the baby is born with an absent lower abdominal wall and the internal surface of the posterior bladder wall is exposed. It is associated with epispadias,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • exstrophy —   n. Medicine, having organ especially bladder, turned inside out …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • exstrophy — ˈekstrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: ex (I) + strophy (from Greek strophein to turn + English y) more at strophe : eversion of a part or organ; spe …   Useful english dictionary

  • exstrophy-epispadias complex — a group of congenital defects of the anterior abdominal wall, including exstrophy of the bladder, exstrophy of the cloaca, and epispadias, believed to be caused by failure of the cloacal membrane to be reinforced by ingrowth of mesoderm …   Medical dictionary

  • exstrophy of bladder — a developmental anomaly marked by absence of a portion of the lower anterior abdominal wall and the anterior bladder wall, with eversion of the posterior bladder wall through the defect and with an open pubic arch and widely separated ischia… …   Medical dictionary

  • exstrophy of cloaca — cloacal exstrophy a developmental anomaly in which two segments of bladder (hemibladders) are separated by an area of intestine with a mucosal surface, resembling a large red tumor in the midline of the lower abdomen. Called also ectopia cloacae …   Medical dictionary

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