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

2. Relating to ectopia. (

3. An event occurring at an incorrect or undesirable location. Pertaining to or characterised by ectopia. (


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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