heterotopia(redirected from heterotopous)
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1. Occurring in an abnormal anatomic location: heterotopic bone formation.
2. Grafted or transplanted into an abnormal location: heterotopic liver transplantation.
het′er·o·to′pi·a (-tō′pē-ə) n.
(Pathology) abnormal displacement of a bodily organ or part
[C19: from New Latin, from hetero- + Greek topos place]
ˌheteroˈtopic, ˌheterˈotopous adj
heterotopy, heterotopia, heterotopism
a condition in which normal tissue is misplaced, especially in the brain, so that masses of gray matter are found in the white matter. See also biology.. — heterotopous, adj.See also: Brain
deviation from the normal ontogenetic sequence with regard to the placing of organs or other parts. Also heterotopism. See also brain. — heterotopous, adj.See also: Biology