from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Developing from more than a single type of tissue.
  • adj. Growing several forms or type of leaves along a shoot depending on age or shoot length.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a different histological origin, as when cartilage arises from periosteal cells: opposed to homoblastic.


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  • Also abundant are species with heteroblastic growth and small limited-growth branches covered with tight leaves.

    Patagonian steppe


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