the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube.
(pathol) the abnormal development of a fertilized egg outside the cavity of the uterus, usually within a Fallopian tube
ectopic pregnancy n.
Implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum outside the cavity of the uterus. Also called eccyesis.
- Ectopic schistosomiasis
ectopic schistosomiasis n. A clinical form of schistosomiasis that, rather than occurring at the usual site of parasitism, as in the mesenteric vein or hepatic portals, occurs at various unusual sites, such as the skin, brain, or spinal cord.
- Ectopic testis
ectopic testis n. A condition in which the testis has descended but occupies an abnormal position. Also called ectopia testis, parorchidium.
- Ectopic tachycardia
ectopic tachycardia n. Tachycardia originating in a focus other than the sinus node.
[ek-tuh-plaz-uh m] /ˈɛk təˌplæz əm/ noun 1. Biology. the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell. Compare . 2. Spiritualism. the supposed emanation from the body of a medium. /ˈɛktəʊˌplæzəm/ noun 1. (cytology) the outer layer of cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which differs from the inner cytoplasm in being a clear gel […]