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atopy

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/ 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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