[ at-uh-pee ]
/ ˈæt ə pi /
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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British Dictionary definitions for atopy
/ (ˈætəʊpɪ) /
immunol a hereditary tendency to be hypersensitive to certain allergens
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Medicine definitions for atopy
[ ăt′ə-pē ]
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
Related formsa•top′ic (ā-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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