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.
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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.
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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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