heterologous

[het-uh-rol-uh-guh s]
adjective
  1. Biology. of different origin; pertaining to heterology.
  2. Medicine/Medical, Pathology. consisting of dissimilar tissue, as that of another species or that of a tumor.
  3. Immunology. pertaining to an antigen that elicits a reaction in a nonspecific antibody.

Origin of heterologous

1815–25; hetero- + -logous (see -logy, -ous)
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heterologous

adjective
  1. pathol of, relating to, or designating cells or tissues not normally present in a particular part of the body
  2. (esp of parts of an organism or of different organisms) differing in structure or origin
Derived Formsheterology, noun
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heterologous in Medicine

heterologous

[hĕt′ə-rŏlə-gəs]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to cytologic or histological elements not normally occurring in a designated part of the body.
  2. Derived from a different species, as a graft or transplant.
  3. Immunologically related but not identical. Used of certain cells and antiserums.
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heterologous in Science

heterologous

[hĕt′ə-rŏlə-gəs]
  1. Derived or transplanted from a different species or source.
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