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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.
Variant of heterogeneous..
(Biology) biology med not originating within the body; of foreign origin: a heterogenous skin graft. Compare autogenous
het•er•og•e•nous(ˌhɛt əˈrɒdʒ ə nəs)
adj. Biol., Pathol.
having its source or origin outside the organism.
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|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|