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heterotopic

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

Definition of heterotopic

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



Origin and Etymology of heterotopic

heter- + Greek topos place


First Known Use: 1878


Medical Dictionary

heterotopic

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adjective het·ero·top·ic \ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈtäp-ik\

Medical Definition of heterotopic

  1. 1:  occurring in an abnormal place <heterotopic bone formation>

  2. 2:  grafted or transplanted into an abnormal position <heterotopic liver transplantation>

heterotopia

\-ˈtō-pē-ə\play also

heterotopy

\ˌhet-ə-ˈrät-ə-pē\play noun plural

heterotopias

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heterotopies

heterotopically

\-rə-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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