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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heterologous  \Het`er*ol"o*gous\,  a.  [Hetero-  +  Gr  ? 
  proportion.] 
  Characterized  by  heterology;  consisting  of  different 
  elements,  or  of  like  elements  in  different  proportions; 
  different;  --  opposed  to  homologous;  as  heterologous  organs. 
 
  {Heterologous  stimulus}.  (Physiol.)  See  under  {Stimulus}. 
 
  {Heterologous  tumor}  (Med.),  a  tumor  differing  in  structure 
  from  the  normal  tissues  of  the  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heterologous 
  adj  1:  (biology)  not  corresponding  in  structure  or  evolutionary 
  origin  [syn:  {heterologic},  {heterological}]  [ant:  {analogous}, 
  {homologous}] 
  2:  derived  from  organisms  of  a  different  but  related  species; 
  "a  heterologous  graft"  [ant:  {autologous},  {homologous}] 




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