ex-, ec-, e-
(Greek: out of, out, outside; away from; used as a prefix)
This is a prefix that is supposed to be used with words or roots of Greek origin. The ex- form is used before vowels or h; ec- goes before consonants.
2. Referring to how a person is filled with extreme happiness: Tom swelled up ecstatically when he found out that he had won the contest!
2. An abnormal position of a part or organ; especially, at the time of birth.
3. A condition in which an organ or part of the body is out of its normal place.
This condition may have been present since birth or it may have been acquired during some other point in life.
For example, ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. The uterus is a hollow organ in a female's body where the egg is implanted and the baby develops.