* * *het·er·ol·o·gy -'räl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a lack of correspondence of apparently similar bodily parts due to differences in fundamental makeup or origin <\heterology in nucleic-acid base pairs in phenotypically similar yeasts>
* * *het·er·ol·o·gy (het″ər-olґə-je) 1. abnormality in structure, arrangement, or manner of formation. 2. in chemistry, the relationship between substances of partial identity of structure but of different properties.
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Heterology — Het er*ol o*gy, n. [Hetero + logy.] 1. (Biol.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
heterology — n. [Gr. heteros, different; logos, discourse] The lack of similarity between structures due to different components or of a different derivation; see anology, homology … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
heterology — /het euh rol euh jee/, n. 1. Biol. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts. 2. Pathol. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard. [1850 55;… … Universalium
heterology — noun A lack of correspondence between parts that reflect a difference in origin Ant: homology … Wiktionary
heterology — n. abnormality, departure from the norm (Biology) … English contemporary dictionary
heterology — het·er·ol·o·gy … English syllables
heterology — /hɛtəˈrɒlədʒi/ (say hetuh roluhjee) noun 1. Biology the lack of correspondence of organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts. 2. Pathology abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard … Australian English dictionary
heterology — noun (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterologic, ↑heterologous, ↑heterological • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science … Useful english dictionary
heterologic — adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin • Syn: ↑heterologous, ↑heterological • Ant: ↑analogous (for: ↑heterologous), ↑homologous (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
heterological — adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin • Syn: ↑heterologous, ↑heterologic • Ant: ↑analogous (for: ↑heterologous), ↑homologous (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary