atopic

[ ey-top-ik, uh-top- ]
/ eɪˈtɒp ɪk, əˈtɒp- /

adjective

of or relating to atopy.

Nearby words

  1. atonic bladder,
  2. atonicity,
  3. atony,
  4. atop,
  5. atopen,
  6. atopic allergy,
  7. atopic cataract,
  8. atopic conjunctivitis,
  9. atopic dermatitis,
  10. atopic keratoconjunctivitis

Origin of atopic

First recorded in 1920–25; atop(y) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for atopic

atopic

/ (əˈtɒpɪk) /

adjective

immunol of or relating to hereditary hypersensitivity to certain allergens
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Word Origin and History for atopic

atopic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper