Het`er*ot"o*pism (?), Het`er*ot"o*py (?), n. [Hetero- + Gr. place: cf. F. h'et'erotopie.]

1. Med.

A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.

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.

 

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