Heterotopism
Heterotopism Het`er*ot"o*pism, Heterotopy Het`er*ot"o*py, n. [Hetero- + Gr. ? place: cf. F. h['e]t['e]rotopie.] 1. (Med.) A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells. [1913 Webster]


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  • Heterotopy — Heterotopism Het er*ot o*pism, Heterotopy Het er*ot o*py, n. [Hetero + Gr. ? place: cf. F. h[ e]t[ e]rotopie.] 1. (Med.) A deviation from the natural position; a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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