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Words of the Day

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Word of the Day

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


\ ek-TOP-ik \  , adjective;
1. Occurring in an abnormal position or place; displaced.
It does not appear that any modern author, or any of our large numbers of "systems" of surgery, has taken up this important aspect of " ectopic  tumors."
-- Dr. Thomas H. Manley, The Medical Times and Register , Vol. 33 - 34
Diagnosis of ectopic  pregnancy was made and immediate operation decided upon.
-- Dr. J. Henry Barbat, Journal of the American Medical Association , Vol. 32
Ectopic  is from the invented Greek word ectopia  meaning "out of place." It was coined in 1873.

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