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atopy

[ at-uh-pee ]
/ ˈæt ə pi /
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noun
an allergy, involving an inherited immunoglobulin of the IgE type, that predisposes a person to certain allergic responses, as atopic dermatitis.
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Origin of atopy

1920–25; <Greek atopía extraordinariness, equivalent to átop(os) out of place, unusual (see a-6, topo-) + -ia-y3
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British Dictionary definitions for atopy

atopy
/ (ˈætəʊpɪ) /

noun
immunol a hereditary tendency to be hypersensitive to certain allergens
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Medical definitions for atopy

atopy
[ ătə-pē ]

n.
A hereditary disorder marked by the tendency to develop immediate allergic reactions to substances such as pollen, food, dander, and insect venoms and manifested by hay fever, asthma, or similar allergic conditions.atopic allergy

Other words from atopy

a•topic (ā-tŏpĭk) adj.
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