heterotopic

adjective
het·​ero·​top·​ic | \ ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈtä-pik How to pronounce heterotopic (audio) \

Definition of heterotopic

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The major cause of heterotopic ossification is trauma, and a hip replacement surgery is quite traumatic. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of heterotopic

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterotopic

heter- + Greek topos place

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“Heterotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterotopic. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for heterotopic

heterotopic

adjective
het·​ero·​top·​ic | \ ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce heterotopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterotopic

1 : occurring in an abnormal place heterotopic bone formation
2 : grafted or transplanted into an abnormal position heterotopic liver transplantation

Other Words from heterotopic

heterotopia \ -​ˈtō-​pē-​ə How to pronounce heterotopic (audio) \ also heterotopy \ ˌhet-​ə-​ˈrät-​ə-​pē How to pronounce heterotopic (audio) \ noun, plural heterotopias or heterotopies
heterotopically \ -​rə-​ˈtäp-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce heterotopic (audio) \ adverb

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