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atopic

[ey-top-ik, uh-top-] /eɪˈtɒp ɪk, əˈtɒp-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to atopy.
2.
Origin of atopic
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; atop(y) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for atopic

atopic

/əˈtɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
(immunol) of or relating to hereditary hypersensitivity to certain allergens
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Word Origin and History for atopic
adj.

1923, from atopia (see atopy) + -ic.

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