ectopic


ectopic

adjective Pathology.

  1. occurring in an abnormal position or place; displaced.
adj.

1873, from ectopia (1847), coined in Modern Latin from Greek ektopos “away from a place,” from ek- “out” (see ex-) + topos “place” (see topos).

adj.

  1. Out of place, as of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the cavity of the uterus.
  2. Of or relating to a heartbeat that has its origin elsewhere than in the sinoatrial node.

  1. Out of place, as of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the cavity of the uterus.
  2. Of or relating to a heartbeat that has its origin elsewhere than in the sinoatrial node.

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