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1. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury. Also called ectopy.
2. See ectopy.

[New Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ecto- + topos, place.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.


n. pl. ec·to·pies
1. The origination of cardiac electrical impulses in myocardium outside of the sinoatrial node. Also called ectopia.
2. See ectopia.

[From New Latin ectopia, displacement; see ectopia.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.ectopic - exhibiting ectopia
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals


adj ectopic pregnancyektopische or ektope Schwangerschaft


adj ectópico
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We report a case of plasmacytoma associated with an ectopic tooth.
Congenital scrotal anomalies are classified as penoscrotal transposition, bifid scrotum, ectopic scrotum, and accessory scrotum.
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Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production outside the pituitary gland occurs in approximately 10% of patients presenting with Cushing's syndrome (1).
Over 95% of ectopic pregnancies develop in fallopian tubes and usually in ampullary part.
Although usually of no permanent consequence, it can be a sign of complication, such as a threatened abortion or a failed intrauterine pregnancy, or other serious pathology, such as ectopic pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease.
Nagpur: Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.
It was later established that Kalisha died as a result of a haemorrhage shock due to a rupture of her right ovary caused by an ectopic pregnancy, which was not spotted by medical staff.
Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy which occurs in about one per cent cases when the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity.
After 7 days, repeated radiography revealed that the egg had rotated by approximately 180[degrees] along its short axis, leading to a diagnosis of ectopic egg retention, which was supported by the results of ultrasonography.