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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Definitions for xenogenic

  1. To be completely different from either parent, or from the source of an object's creation.
  2. In biology, originating outside the organism or from a foreign substance introduced into the organism.

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Citations for xenogenic
Dr. Forssmann also believes that it was wrong to put a pig's liver in a dying woman in Buenos Aires - presumably on the ground that hetero- grafts or xenogenic (i.e., interspecific) transplants are "unnatural." Stephen E. Lammers, Allen Verhey, On moral medicine: theological perspectives in medical ethics
I can picture it because he is still the furnace, the heat source in any room: booming, proud, imperious, xenogenic. Clark Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee, Days and nights in Calcutta
Origin of xenogenic
1865-1870
Xenogenic combines the Greek roots xeno-, "strange, or other," and -genic, "produced or caused by."