heterologous

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adjective het·er·ol·o·gous \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-lə-gəs\

Definition of heterologous

  1. :  derived from a different species

heterologously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of heterologous

heter- + -logous (as in homologous)


First Known Use: 1893


Medical Dictionary

heterologous

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adjective het·er·ol·o·gous \ˌhet-ə-ˈräl-ə-gəs\

Medical Definition of heterologous

  1. 1:  derived from a different species heterologous DNAs heterologous transplants—compare autologous, homologous 2a

  2. 2:  characterized by cross-reactivity a heterologous vaccine protects against pathogenic antigens that cross-react with antibodies induced by antigens in the vaccine

heterologously

adverb

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