Definition of ectopic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ekˈtɒpɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ekˈtɑːpɪk//
(medical) Pregnancy
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in an ectopic pregnancy, the baby starts to develop outside the mother’s womb See related entries: Pregnancy Word Originlate 19th cent.: from modern Latin ectopia ‘presence of tissue, cells, etc. in an abnormal place’ (from Greek ektopos ‘out of place’) + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ectopic