atopic


atopic
\(ˈ)ā|täpik, (ˈ)a|-, əˈ-, -ēk\ adjective
Etymology: in sense 1, from a- (II) + Greek topos place + English -ic; in sense 2, from atopy + -ic — more at topic
1. of an organ of the body : not in the usual place
2. : relating to or characterized by atopy

atopic dermatitis

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atopic 7 [eɪˈtɒpɪk] [eɪˈtɑːpɪk] adjective (medical)
relating to a form of ↑allergy where there is a reaction in a part of the body that does not have direct contact with the thing causing the ↑allergy
 
Word Origin:
[atopic] early 20th cent.: from Greek atopia ‘unusualness’, from atopos ‘unusual’, from a- ‘without’ + topos ‘place’.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • atopic — ATÓPIC, Ă adj. (despre o leziune) care nu are un loc anume. (< fr. atopique, engl. atopic) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • atopic — 1923, from ATOPIA (Cf. atopia) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • atopic — [ā täp′ik, ətäp′ik] adj. designating or of any of various allergic conditions, including a type of dermatitis and a type of asthma, that are thought to be inherited …   English World dictionary

  • atopic — adjective see atopy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atopic — /ay top ik, euh top /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to atopy. 2. ectopic. [1920 25; ATOP(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • atopic — adjective Of a hereditary predisposition towards developing hay fever and other allergic reactions. See Also: atopy …   Wiktionary

  • Atopic — Prone to allergies or characterized by allergy. * * * 1. Relating to or marked by atopy. 2. Allergic. [G. atopos, out of place; strange] * * * atop·ic (a topґik) (ə topґik) [a 1 + top + ic] 1. ectopic. 2. pertaining to an atopen or to atopy …   Medical dictionary

  • atopic — adj. of an allergy, of an allergic reaction (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atopic — [eɪ tɒpɪk] adjective denoting a form of allergy in which a hypersensitivity reaction such as eczema or asthma may occur in a part of the body not in contact with the allergen. Derivatives atopy atəpi noun Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk atopia… …   English new terms dictionary

  • atopic — atop·ic …   English syllables