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Heterologous

Definition
adjective
(1) Of, or relating to, tissues or cytologic elements not normally found parts of the body of an individual, or that are derived from a different species.
(2) Not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin.
Supplement
Word origin: Greek heteros, other.

Related phrases: heterologous transplant, heterologous graft.
Compare: homologous, autologous.


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