adjective Etymology: Greek ektopos out of place, from ex- out + topos place Date: 1873 occurring in an abnormal position or in an unusual manner or form <
ectopic lesions
ectopically adverb

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  • ectopic — ECTÓPIC, Ă, ectopici, ce, adj. (med.; despre organe) Care are o poziţie anormală. – Din fr. ectopique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ectópic adj. m., pl. ectópici; f. sg. ectópic …   Dicționar Român

  • Ectopic — Ec*top ic, a. (Med.) Out of place; congenitally displaced; as, an ectopic organ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectopic — 1873, from ectopia (1847), coined in Mod.L. from Gk. ektopos away from a place, from ek out + topos place …   Etymology dictionary

  • ectopic — ► ADJECTIVE Medicine ▪ in an abnormal place or position. ORIGIN from Greek ektopos out of place …   English terms dictionary

  • Ectopic — In the wrong place. Out of place. An ectopic kidney, for example, is one that is not in the usual location. The term ectopic comes from the Greek ektopis meaning displacement ( ek , out of + topos , place = out of place). The first person to use… …   Medical dictionary

  • ectopic — adj. Ectopic is used with these nouns: ↑pregnancy …   Collocations dictionary

  • ectopic — ec|top|ic [ ek tapık ] adjective MEDICAL an ectopic PREGNANCY is one in which a baby starts to grow outside its mother s WOMB …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ectopic — [[t]ektɒ̱pɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg becomes implanted outside a woman s womb, for example in one of her fallopian tubes …   English dictionary

  • ectopic — adj. (Medicine) outside of the normal place, outside of the normal place (as in an ectopic pregnancy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectopic — UK [ekˈtɒpɪk] / US [ekˈtɑpɪk] adjective medical an ectopic pregnancy is one in which a baby starts to grow outside its mother s womb …   English dictionary

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