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Ectopic


/ekˈtäpik/

Adjective

1. Being out of place, having an abnormal position. (wiktionary.org)

2. Relating to ectopia. (wiktionary.org)

3. An event occurring at an incorrect or undesirable location. Pertaining to or characterised by ectopia. (biology-online.org)

 

Noun, pl. ectopics

4. An ectopic pregnancy. (Google Dictionary)

Word origin: From Ancient Greek ἐκτόπιος (ektopios, “away from a place, out of place, out of the way”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + τόπος (topos, “place”).

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