1. An abnormal location or position of an organ or a body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of injury. Also called ectopy.
2. See ectopy.
[New Latin, from Greek ektopos, away from a place : ek-, away from, out of; see ECTO- + topos, place.]
ec·topic (-tŏpĭk) adj.
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