heterologous

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

Definition of heterologous 

: derived from a different species

Other Words from heterologous

heterologously adverb

First Known Use of heterologous

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterologous

heter- + -logous (as in homologous)

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The first known use of heterologous was in 1893

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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 sense 2a

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

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heterologously adverb

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