heterologous

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

Definition of heterologous

: derived from a different species

heterologously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of heterologous

heter- + -logous (as in homologous)


Medical Dictionary

heterologous

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

medical Definition of heterologous

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