Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring in an abnormal anatomic location.
  • adjective Grafted or transplanted into an abnormal location.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Anisotropic; ælotropic: opposed to isotropic.
  • Same as heterotopous.

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  • adjective medicine Occurring in an abnormal anatomical location.
  • adjective ecology Occurring in different habitats.

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Examples

  • The procedure is called heterotopic heart transplantation, or a "piggyback transplant."

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  • As their studies showed, a neuropeptide in the brain known as Substance P appears to trigger the formation of the extraskeletal bone, but through its elimination, this abnormal growth, also known as heterotopic ossification, can be prevented.

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  • Seven years before the man showed up at the hospital, he had undergone a procedure known as a heterotopic heart transplant, in which a new heart is implanted into a patient's body to support the malfunctioning one.

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  • Seven years before the man showed up at the hospital, he had undergone a procedure known as a heterotopic heart transplant, in which a new heart is implanted into a patient's body to support the malfunctioning one.

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  • This bizarre shift of tissue systems, known as heterotopic ossification in most cases, can be brought on with spinal cord injury, amputation and even hip surgery.

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  • This bizarre shift of tissue systems, known as heterotopic ossification in most cases, can be brought on with spinal cord injury, amputation and even hip surgery.

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  • ROSEMONT, IL -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification.

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  • This bizarre shift of tissue systems, known as heterotopic ossification in most cases, can be brought on with spinal cord injury, amputation and even hip surgery.

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  • ROSEMONT, IL-Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification.

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  • This bizarre shift of tissue systems, known as heterotopic ossification in most cases, can be brought on with spinal cord injury, amputation and even hip surgery.

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  • related to the concept of "other spaces" by the French philosopher Michel Foucault

    March 11, 2008