topo-, top-, -topia, -topy, -topism, -topic
(Greek: place, a position, region, local, localized)
2. The implantation of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus but within the peritoneal cavity or the space within the abdomen that contains the intestines, the stomach, and the liver and which is held together by thin membranes.
3. An ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg implants in a location outside the uterus where it attempts to develop.
The word ectopic means "in an abnormal place or position" where the most common site is the fallopian tube, the tube that normally carries eggs from the ovary to the uterus.
In this case, ectopic pregnancy can also occur in the ovary, the abdomen, and the cervical canal (the opening from the uterus to the vaginal canal).
The phrases tubal pregnancy, ovarian pregnancy, cervical pregnancy, and abdominal pregnancy all refer to the specific areas of an ectopic pregnancy.
2. Pertaining to the existence of an element in two or more distinct forms with different physical properties.
3. Altered by digestion so as to be changed in its nutritive value.
4. Indicating someone who is concerned with the welfare and interests of others; such as, a person who is not self-centered.
2. Displacement or an abnormal location of a blood vessel.
2. The inability to discern the origin of a sensation.
2. The smallest geographical unit of the biosphere or of a habitat that can be delimited by convenient boundaries and is characterized by its biota.
3. The location of a parasite within the host’s body.
4. An ecological niche, or restricted area, the environmental conditions of which are suitable for certain fauna and flora. A tree with its associated organisms is a biotope; a forest is a biochore.
2. A situation at a certain place in which everything is as bad as it can be.
2. A hypothetical place, state, or situation in which conditions and the quality of life are dreadful.
3. The opposite of what one would expect in a utopian society.
4. In medicine, a malposition, or displacement, of a bodily organ.
2. Characterized by human misery.
3. Some people also use other descriptive terms; such as, cacotopia, kakotopia, or anti-utopia to describe the conditions that exist in a dystopia.
2. An abnormal position of a part or organ; especially, at the time of birth.
3. A condition in which an organ or part of the body is out of its normal place.
This condition may have been present since birth or it may have been acquired during some other point in life.
For example, ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. The uterus is a hollow organ in a female's body where the egg is implanted and the baby develops.