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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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Few cases using a simple fixed orthodontic to correct anterior crossbite and alignment of ectopic teeth have shown good clinical outcome [12, 24, 25].
Ectopic tooth outside the oral cavity is rarely reported in the literature (1, 2) Ectopic teeth can be asymptomatic or can form odontogenic cysts, cause degradation of the bone, and can be the source of focal infection (3, 4).
Prevalence of impacted and ectopic teeth in patients seen in a tertiary care centre.Pak Oral Dent J2009;29;297-300.
On the other hand "Ectopic teeth" are a rare finding; less than 20 cases have been reported in the international literature till now.
Inspissated mucus and pus, blood clots, desquamated epithelium, and even ectopic teeth have all been described as endogenous sources (1).