hetero-topic

heterotopia

[het-er-uh-toh-pee-uh]
noun Pathology.
1.
misplacement or displacement, as of an organ.
2.
the formation of tissue in a part where its presence is abnormal.
Also, heterotopy [het-uh-rot-uh-pee] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see hetero-, top-, -ia

heterotopic [het-er-uh-top-ik] , heterotopous, adjective
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heterotopia or heterotopy (ˌhɛtərəʊˈtəʊpɪə, ˌhɛtəˈrɒtəpɪ)
 
n
abnormal displacement of a bodily organ or part
 
[C19: from New Latin, from hetero- + Greek topos place]
 
heterotopy or heterotopy
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from hetero- + Greek topos place]
 
hetero'topic or heterotopy
 
adj
 
heter'otopous or heterotopy
 
adj

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heterotopia het·er·o·to·pi·a (hět'ər-ə-tō'pē-ə) or het·er·ot·o·py (hět'ə-rŏt'ə-pē)
n.

  1. Displacement of an organ or other body part to an abnormal location.

  2. Displacement of gray matter, usually into the deep cerebral white matter.


het'er·o·top'ic (-tŏp'ĭk) adj.
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