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  • adj. Of, or relating to heteroplasm
  • adj. Of a graft between individuals of different species
  • adj. Of cells possessing plastids from two or more parent cells or organisms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by heteroplasia.
  • Dissimilar in structure, as different tissues of the body. Thus, nerve-tissue, muscle-tissue, and bone-tissue are heteroplastic with reference one to another.


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  • And in heteroplastic transplantation these diverge somewhat from those of the host.

    Hans Spemann - Nobel Lecture

  • Because the implant in this "heteroplastic" transplantation remains distinguishable for a fairly long time it is possible to test the interchangeability of those parts of the embryo which develop inwards during gastrulation.

    Hans Spemann - Nobel Lecture

  • In heteroplastic transplantations the results were different.

    Alexis Carrel - Nobel Lecture

  • If the transplanted segment is from the same animal, or from another animal of the same kind, or from a different kind of animal, the transplantations are autoplastic, homoplastic or heteroplastic respectively.

    Alexis Carrel - Nobel Lecture

  • As said earlier the induction effect is also possible with heteroplastic transplantation, i.e. between embryos of different species.

    Hans Spemann - Nobel Lecture


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