Atopic Definition

Designating or of any of various allergic conditions, including a type of dermatitis and a type of asthma, that are thought to be inherited.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine

Of a hereditary predisposition towards developing hay fever and other allergic reactions.


Origin of Atopic

  • From Greek atopiā unusualness from atopos out of the way a- not a–1 topos place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀτοπία (atopia), from ἄτοπος (atopos), from α- (a-) + τόπος (topos, “place”).

    From Wiktionary

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