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heterology

[het-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
Biology. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts.
2.
Pathology. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hetero- + -logy
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heterology in Medicine

heterology het·er·ol·o·gy (hět'ə-rŏl'ə-jē)
n.
Lack of correspondence between bodily parts, as in structure or development, arising from differences in origin.

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