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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Ortotópico

Orthotopic (OR-thoh-TOP-ik)
In medicine, refers to something that occurs in the normal or usual place in the body. It is often used to describe tissue or an organ that is transplanted into its normal place in the body.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.