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heterotopia

[ het-er-uh-toh-pee-uh ]
/ 藢h蓻t 蓹r 蓹藞to蕣 pi 蓹 /
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noun Pathology.
misplacement or displacement, as of an organ.
the formation of tissue in a part where its presence is abnormal.
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Origin of heterotopia

From New Latin; see origin at hetero-, top-, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM heterotopia

het路er路o路top路ic [het-er-uh-top-ik], /藢h蓻t 蓹r 蓹藞t蓲p 瑟k/, het路er路ot路o路pous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterotopia

heterotopia

heterotopy (藢h蓻t蓹藞r蓲t蓹p瑟)

/ (藢h蓻t蓹r蓹蕣藞t蓹蕣p瑟蓹) /

noun
abnormal displacement of a bodily organ or part

Derived forms of heterotopia

heterotopic or heterotopous, adjective

Word Origin for heterotopia

C19: from New Latin, from hetero- + Greek topos place
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Medical definitions for heterotopia

heterotopia
[ h臅t鈥采檙-蓹-t艒p膿-蓹 ]

n.
Displacement of an organ or other body part to an abnormal location.
Displacement of gray matter, usually into the deep cerebral white matter.

Other words from heterotopia

het鈥瞖r鈥鈥opic (-t艔p沫k) adj.
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