Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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