Heterotopic
In the wrong place, in an abnormal place, misplaced. From the Greek roots "hetero-" meaning "other" + "topos" meaning "place" = other place. For example, heterotopic bone formation is the formation of bone where it is not normally found, as in muscle.
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1. SYN: ectopic (1). 2. Relating to heterotopia (2). [hetero- + topos, place, + suffix -ic, pertaining to]

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het·ero·top·ic .het-ə-rə-'täp-ik adj
1) occurring in an abnormal place <\heterotopic bone formation>
2) grafted or transplanted into an abnormal position <\heterotopic liver transplantation>
het·ero·to·pia -'tō-pē-ə also het·er·ot·opy .het-ə-'rät-ə-pē n, pl -pias or -pies
het·ero·top·i·cal·ly -rə-'täp-i-k(ə-)lē adv

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het·ero·top·ic (het″ər-o-topґik) 1. ectopic. 2. transplanted into a site or position that an organ or tissue does not normally occupy; said of a graft or transplant.

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  • heterotopic — adjective Etymology: heter + Greek topos place Date: 1878 occurring in an abnormal place < heterotopic bone formation > < heterotopic liver transplant > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • heterotopic — adj. (about an organ or tissue) located in the wrong place …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • heterotopic transplantation — heterotopic transplantation. См. аутопластическая трансплантация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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