- botany (of a plant or plant part) showing a marked difference in form between the juvenile and the adult structuresCompare homoblastic
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Heteroblastic, het-er-o-blas′tik, adj. derived from different cells:—opposed to Homoblastic.
- Developing from more than a single type of tissue.
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