ectopia cordis

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ectopia

 [ek-to´pe-ah] (L.)
malposition, especially if congenital.
ectopia cor´dis congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia len´tis displacement of the crystalline lens of the eye.

ec·to·pi·a cor·'dis

congenital condition in which the heart is exposed on the thoracic wall because of maldevelopment of the sternum and pericardium.

ec·to·pi·a cor·dis

(ek-tō'pē-ă kōr'dis)
Congenital condition in which the heart is exposed on the thoracic wall because of maldevelopment of the sternum and pericardium.
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