Definition of Heterotopic
Heterotopic: In the wrong place, in an abnormal place, misplaced. From the Greek roots "hetero-" meaning "other" + "topos" meaning "place" = other place.
For example, heterotopic bone formation is the formation of bone where it is not normally found, as in muscle.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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