heterotopia, heterotopy

heterotopia, heterotopy is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(het″ĕ-rō-tō′pē-ă )

[hetero- + top- + -ia]

1. The appearance of a cluster of normal cells in an abnormal location, as of a cluster of cells from the adrenal glands found in a tissue specimen taken from the ovaries.
2. The displacement of an organ or body part from its normal location.
heterotopic (het″ĕ-rō-top′ik), adj.

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