Meaning of heterotopia

het•er•o•to•pi•a

Pronunciation: (het"ur-u-tō'pē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. misplacement or displacement, as of an organ.
  2. the formation of tissue in a part where its presence is abnormal.
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