heterology definition

  • noun:
    • decreased communication between physical components, as with construction, arrangement, or development, as a result of variations in beginning.
    • too little correspondence between parts that mirror a positive change in origin
    • The lack of correspondence, or connection, in sort of structure; decreased example between components, due to their being made up of different elements, or of like elements in various proportions; difference in framework from normal form; -- opposed to homology.
    • the text or relation of bodies that have limited identity of composition, but different faculties and properties; the connection current between types of the identical material, or regarding the analogous members of various show. Cf. Homology.
    • Abnormality; want or absence of homology or real morphological affinity; architectural huge difference from a type or regular standard. Thus, cancer-cells display heterology in comparison to healthier cells.
    • (biology) the lack of correspondence of obviously comparable areas of the body

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