Of foreign origin. Commonly confused with heterogeneous.

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het·er·og·e·nous .het-ə-'räj-ə-nəs adj
1) originating in an outside source esp derived from another species <\heterogenous bone grafts>

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het·er·og·e·nous (het″ər-ojґə-nəs) 1. xenogeneic. 2. heterogeneous.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Heterogenous — Het er*og e*nous, a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterogenous — 1690s, less correct form of HETEROGENEOUS (Cf. heterogeneous). Related: Heterogeneity …   Etymology dictionary

  • heterogenous — [het΄ər äj′ə nəs] adj. [ HETERO + GENOUS] of different origin; not from the same source, individual, or species …   English World dictionary

  • Heterogenous — In genetics, heterogenous is an adjective used to describe something derived from a different individual or species.The word may also be used as an alternate spelling for Heterogeneous (with an added e ) …   Wikipedia

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  • heterogenous — adjective Date: 1695 heterogeneous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterogenous — /het euh roj euh neuhs/, adj. Biol., Pathol. having its source or origin outside the organism; having a foreign origin. [1685 95; HETERO + GENOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heterogenous — adjective derived from a different individual or species …   Wiktionary

  • heterogenous — adj. originating outside of the body; of foreign origin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterogenous — het·er·og·e·nous …   English syllables

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