[ al-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌæl əˈdʒɛn ɪk /


Geology. (of a constituent of a rock) formed elsewhere than in the rock where it is found.Compare authigenic.
Immunology. allogeneic.

Origin of allogenic

First recorded in 1885–90; allo- + -genic

Related forms

al·lo·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for allogenic


[ ăl′ə-jə-nēĭk ]

Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species, as in tissue grafts.

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