atopic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or due to a hereditary predisposition toward establishing particular hypersensitivity responses, eg hay-fever, symptoms of asthma, or chronic urticaria, upon experience of specific antigens: atopic dermatitis.
    • Of a hereditary predisposition towards developing hay-fever along with other allergies.
    • Of, relating to, or brought on by a hereditary predisposition toward developing specific hypersensitivity responses, like hay fever, symptoms of asthma, or persistent urticaria, upon experience of specific antigens: atopic dermatitis.
    • Of a hereditary predisposition towards building hay fever also allergies.

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