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heterogenous

[ het-uh-roj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective Biology, Pathology.
having its source or origin outside the organism; having a foreign origin.
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Origin of heterogenous

First recorded in 1685–95; hetero- + -genous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH heterogenous

heterogeneous, heterogenous , homogeneous, homogenous
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British Dictionary definitions for heterogenous

heterogenous
/ (ˌhɛtəˈrɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective
biology med not originating within the body; of foreign origina heterogenous skin graft Compare autogenous
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Medical definitions for heterogenous

heterogenous
[ hĕt′ə-rŏjə-nəs ]

adj.
Not arising within the body; derived from another individual or species.
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