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heterotopic

heterotopic

adjective het·ero·top·ic \-rə-ˈtä-pik\

Definition of HETEROTOPIC

:  occurring in an abnormal place <heterotopic bone formation> <heterotopic liver transplant>

Origin of HETEROTOPIC

heter- + Greek topos place
First Known Use: 1878

heterotopic

adjective het·ero·top·ic \ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈtäp-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROTOPIC

1
:  occurring in an abnormal place <heterotopic bone formation>
2
:  grafted or transplanted into an abnormal position <heterotopic liver transplantation>
het·ero·to·pia \-ˈtō-pē-ə\ also het·er·ot·opy \ˌhet-ə-ˈrät-ə-pē\ noun, plural het·ero·to·pias or het·ero·to·pies
het·ero·top·i·cal·ly \-rə-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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