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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Definitions for ectopic

  1. Occurring in an abnormal position or place; displaced.

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Citations for ectopic
It does not appear that any modern author, or any of our large numbers of "systems" of surgery, has taken up this important aspect of "ectopic tumors." Dr. Thomas H. Manley, The Medical Times and Register, Vol. 33 - 34
Diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy was made and immediate operation decided upon. Dr. J. Henry Barbat, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 32
Origin of ectopic
1870-1875
Ectopic is from the invented Greek word ectopia meaning "out of place." It was coined in 1873.
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