heterotopic

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

Definition of heterotopic

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

Origin and Etymology of heterotopic

heter- + Greek topos place


Medical Dictionary

heterotopic

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

medical Definition of heterotopic

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

heterotopia

play \-ˈtō-pē-ə\ also heterotopy play \ˌhet-ə-ˈrät-ə-pē\ noun, plural heterotopias or heterotopies

heterotopically

play \-rə-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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