Virchow49 had always maintained the possibility of regarding tuberculosis as a heteroplastic or metastatic scrofula.
heteroplastic het·er·o·plas·tic (hět'ə-rō-plās'tĭk)
Relating to or manifesting heteroplasia.
Relating to tissue transplantation from one species to another.
heteroplasty het·er·o·plas·ty (hět'ər-ə-plās'tē)
The surgical grafting of tissue obtained from one individual or species to another.