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

First Known Use of heterotopic

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterotopic

heter- + Greek topos place

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The first known use of heterotopic was in 1878

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“Heterotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterotopic. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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