|1.||composed of unrelated or differing parts or elements|
|2.||not of the same kind or type|
|3.||chem Compare homogeneous of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from |
heterogeneous het·er·o·ge·ne·ous (hět'ər-ə-jē'nē-əs, -jēn'yəs)
Composed of parts having dissimilar characteristics or properties.