adjective ec·top·ic \ek-ˈtä-pik\

Definition of ECTOPIC

:  occurring in an abnormal position or in an unusual manner or form <ectopic lesions>
ec·top·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ECTOPIC

Greek ektopos out of place, from ex- out + topos place
First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with ECTOPIC

Medical Dictionary


adjective ec·top·ic \ek-ˈtäp-ik\

Medical Definition of ECTOPIC

:  occurring in an abnormal position <an ectopic kidney>—compare entopic
:  originating in an area of the heart other than the sinoatrial node <ectopic beats>; also :  initiating ectopic heartbeats <an ectopic pacemaker>
ec·top·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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