heterology

[het-uh-rol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. Biology. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts.
  2. Pathology. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard.

Origin of heterology

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -logy
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heterology in Medicine

heterology

[hĕt′ə-rŏlə-jē]
n.
  1. Lack of correspondence between bodily parts, as in structure or development, arising from differences in origin.
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