Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Word of the Day
ectopic\ 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.