heterologous

heterologous
/het'euh rol"euh geuhs/, adj.
1. Biol. of different origin; pertaining to heterology.
2. Med., Pathol. consisting of dissimilar tissue, as that of another species or that of a tumor.
3. Immunol. pertaining to an antigen that elicits a reaction in a nonspecific antibody.
[1815-25; HETERO- + -LOGOUS]

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