het·​er·​ol·​o·​gy -ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce heterology (audio)
plural heterologies
: 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

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“Heterology.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterology. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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