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heterologous

[het-uh-rol-uh-guh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒl ə gəs/
adjective
1.
Biology. of different origin; pertaining to heterology.
2.
Medicine/Medical, Pathology. consisting of dissimilar tissue, as that of another species or that of a tumor.
3.
Immunology. pertaining to an antigen that elicits a reaction in a nonspecific antibody.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; hetero- + -logous
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British Dictionary definitions for heterologous

heterologous

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒləɡəs/
adjective
1.
(pathol) of, relating to, or designating cells or tissues not normally present in a particular part of the body
2.
(esp of parts of an organism or of different organisms) differing in structure or origin
Derived Forms
heterology, noun
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heterologous in Medicine

heterologous het·er·ol·o·gous (hět'ə-rŏl'ə-gəs)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to cytologic or histological elements not normally occurring in a designated part of the body.

  2. Derived from a different species, as a graft or transplant.

  3. Immunologically related but not identical. Used of certain cells and antiserums.

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heterologous in Science
heterologous
  (hět'ə-rŏl'ə-gəs)   
Derived or transplanted from a different species or source.
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