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het·er·og·e·nous 1

 (hĕt′ə-rŏj′ə-nəs) also het·er·o·gen·ic (-rō-jĕn′ĭk)
Not arising within the body; derived from another individual or species: a heterogenous bone transplant.

het′er·og′e·ny n.

het·er·og·e·nous 2

Variant of heterogeneous..


(Biology) biology med not originating within the body; of foreign origin: a heterogenous skin graft. Compare autogenous


(ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə nəs)

adj. Biol., Pathol.
having its source or origin outside the organism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
diversified - having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety; "a diversified musical program ranging from classical to modern"; "diversified farming"; "diversified manufacturing"; "diversified scenery"; "diversified investments"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"
2.heterogenous - originating outside the body
autogenic, autogenous - originating within the body
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In NSCLC (due to heterogenic features), we see discordant relationships, between CTC and FDGPET findings, described in the literature as the more aggressive cases, can have less CTC readings, and vice versa, and there is very poor correlation of CTC with PET findings.
Conversely the small number of participants (n = 69) may reason the heterogenic findings for DBP.
In this method, the pollutants are degraded under ultraviolet light in the presence of a semi-conductive heterogenic catalyst.
Uterine cancer is an especially heterogenic gynecological cancer, with numerous subtypes identified," said Sandeep K.
On the basis of this, patients with anoxic brain injury, polyneuropathy, and brain tumors were collapsed in one category, and conclusions about this diagnostic group should be interpreted cautiously, because these patients constitute a heterogenic group.
The overall number of the PC can be as big as the number of traditions processed, but with large and heterogenic material practically only the first two or three PC reveal important tendencies.
The advantage of this test consists in complex characterization of the mechanical stiffness of the entire heterogenic structure.
The reason for the lack of intratypic diversification of the otherwise intertypically heterogenic capsid area is unknown.
Tensions can develop between stakeholders due to poor communication, misaligned objectives and lack of sensitivity toward the heterogenic nature of university-community engagement contextual and cultural circumstances (Dempsey, 2010; Glass, Doberneck and Schweitzer, 2011).
A number of clinical studies have used LLLT for nonspecific LBP, however, the results are very heterogenic and nature of pain in these studies are not only caused by inflammatory and structural changes, but also by neurophysiologic and psychological mechanisms (23,25,26).
High-output failure is typical for bacterial sepsis and large amount of fluid substitution is established as lifesaving therapy, but, pathophysiological processes appear to be more heterogenic in malaria leading to (mild) low-output failure in a subset of patients.
In contrast to the other phases, the first phase is the most heterogenic one with regard to content and patterns of argument.