[ek-top-ik] /ɛkˈtɒp ɪk/
occurring in an abnormal position or place; displaced.
1873, from ectopia (1847), coined in Modern Latin from Greek ektopos “away from a place,” from ek- “out” (see ex-) + topos “place” (see topos).
ectopic ec·top·ic (ěk-tŏp’ĭk)
- Ectopic beat
ectopic beat n. A beat of the heart originating somewhere other than the sinoatrial node.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube. noun 1. (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. […]
- 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.