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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not arising within the body; derived from another individual or species: a heterogenous bone transplant.
  • adj. Variant of heterogeneous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. derived from a different individual or species
  • adj. Alternative spelling of heterogeneous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In biology, characterized by indirect development; with metamorphosis or alternation of generations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
  • adj. originating outside the body

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