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Definition of "atopic" []

  • Of, relating to, or caused by a hereditary predisposition toward developing certain hypersensitivity reactions, such as hay fever, asthma, or chronic urticaria, upon exposure to specific antigens: atopic dermatitis. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atopic" in a sentence
  • "Currently, there is ongoing clinical research in atopic dermatitis and food allergy."
  • "It's most common in babies and children and is sometimes called atopic dermatitis."
  • "When quantitatively assessed by the CAP System FEIA, cow’s milk specific IgE antibody titres of over 32 kU/l have been reported to predict IgE-mediated CMA with as high as 95% certainty in atopic patients (Sampson & Ho 1997)."