heterologous

[ het-uh-rol-uh-guh s ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒl ə gəs /

adjective

Biology. of different origin; pertaining to heterology.
Medicine/Medical, Pathology. consisting of dissimilar tissue, as that of another species or that of a tumor.
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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British Dictionary definitions for heterologous

heterologous

/ (ˌhɛtəˈrɒləɡəs) /

adjective

pathol of, relating to, or designating cells or tissues not normally present in a particular part of the body
(esp of parts of an organism or of different organisms) differing in structure or origin

Derived Forms

heterology, noun
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Medicine definitions for heterologous

heterologous

[ hĕt′ə-rŏlə-gəs ]

adj.

Of or relating to cytologic or histological elements not normally occurring in a designated part of the body.
Derived from a different species, as a graft or transplant.
Immunologically related but not identical. Used of certain cells and antiserums.
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Science definitions for heterologous

heterologous

[ hĕt′ə-rŏlə-gəs ]

Derived or transplanted from a different species or source.
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