Ectopic meaning

ĕk-tŏp'ĭk
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.
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Of or relating to a heartbeat that has its origin elsewhere than in the sinoatrial node.
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Relating to ectopia.
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(comparable, medicine) Being out of place, having an abnormal position.
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Origin of ectopic

  • From Ancient Greek ἐκτόπιος (ektopios, “away from a place, out of place, out of the way”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + τόπος (topos, “place”).
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