Definition of orthotopic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈtɒpɪk/


Surgery Physiology
  • Located in the correct (anatomical) position; specifically designating or relating to transplantation of a structure to the same site in the recipient as it occupied in the donor.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From ortho- + topic.