Heterologous Definition

Not corresponding or similar in position, value, structure, or function; not homologous.
American Heritage Medicine
Consisting of differing elements; not corresponding, as parts of different organisms or of the same organism that are unlike in structure or origin.
Webster's New World
Derived from a different species, as a graft.
Webster's New World
Not normal in structure, organization, etc.
Webster's New World
Relating to chromosomes that do not normally pair during mitosis or meiosis.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Heterologous

  • hetero– Greek logos word, relation –logy –ous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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