ectopic

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adjective ec·top·ic \ek-ˈtä-pik\

Definition of ectopic

  1. :  occurring in an abnormal position or in an unusual manner or form ectopic lesions

ectopically

play \ek-ˈtä-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of ectopic

Greek ektopos out of place, from ex- out + topos place


First Known Use: 1873


Medical Dictionary

ectopic

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adjective ec·top·ic \ek-ˈtäp-ik\

Medical Definition of ectopic

  1. 1:  occurring in an abnormal position an ectopic kidney—compare entopic

  2. 2:  originating in an area of the heart other than the sinoatrial node ectopic beats; also :  initiating ectopic heartbeats an ectopic pacemaker

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