heterologous definition

  • adjective:
    • produced by an alternative species: a heterologous graft.
    • Of or regarding cytologic or histological elements perhaps not generally happening in a designated area of the human anatomy.
    • Immunologically associated but not identical. Used of certain cells and antiserums.
    • Having different relationships or varying elements
    • Of, or relating to different species
    • heterologous blood contribution
    • Characterized by heterology; composed of varying elements, or of love elements in numerous proportions; different; -- against homologous.
    • perhaps not corresponding in construction or evolutionary source
    • based on organisms of an alternative but relevant species
  • others:
    • Containing or comprising varying elements or combinations; maybe not homologous.
    • particularly In medication, consisting of a tissue maybe not usually present that destination at that period of life: as, a heterologous tumor.
    • In researches in immunity, originating, as cells or serum, from an animal of a species not the same as the only undergoing immunization: hence, in immunizing a rabbit with the red blood-corpuscles of a goat, the latter tend to be of heterologous origin.

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