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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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In the present study, the prevalence of other anomalies (odontoma, fusion, dens invaginatus, talon cusp, taurodontism, macrodontia, dilaceration, ectopic eruption and microdontia) were observed more rare than other prevalence studies (4,7,10,17).
Ectopic eruption of maxillary canines can lead to root resorption on maxillary lateral incisors especially on apical and middle thirds of the roots.
Early loss of primary teeth causes many problems including ectopic eruption of permanent teeth, space loss of successors, bad esthetics, speech skill, low self-esteem and poor social interaction.
Patterns of intra-osseous transmigration and ectopic eruption of mandibular canines: review of literature and report of nine additional cases.
Ectopic eruption or maxillary first permanent molar: Etiologic factors.
Ectopic eruption of maxillary third molar tooth in the maxillary sinus: A case report.
Weinberger S, Wright G: The unpredictability of primary molar resorption following ectopic eruption of permanent molars.
Moderately ankylosed mandibular primary molars are observed with mild incisor crowding and radiographic evidence of ectopic eruption of second premolars and available leeway space (Figure 6a).
The impaction of first molars is often diagnosed as ectopic eruption, whereas impaction of second molars is usually associated with arch-length deficiency (Raghoebar et al.
Patients' dental records and radiographs were examined in order to detect the dental anomalies: congenitally missing teeth, impactions, ectopic eruption, supernumerary teeth, dilacerations, microdontia, and any other unusual finding that can be assessed with OPG.
14,15) Dentoalveolar characteristics include occlusal disturbances like deep-bite, cross-bite, attrition, steep inclination of maxillary incisors, ectopic eruption and alteration of tooth morphology.