designating or of any of various allergic conditions, including a type of dermatitis and a type of asthma, that are thought to be inherited
Origin of atopicfrom atopy, a certain type of allergy from Classical Greek atopia, strangeness from atopos, uncommon from a-, a- (sense ) + topos, a place
Of, relating to, or caused by a hereditary predisposition to developing allergic reactions, such as hay fever, asthma, or urticaria, after exposure to specific antigens such as pollen, food, and insect venoms.
Origin of atopicFrom Greek atopiā unusualness from atopos out of the way a- not ; see a- 1. topos place
From Ancient Greek ἀτοπία (atopia), from ἄτοπος (atopos), from α- (a-) + τόπος (topos, “place”).