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 (hĕt′ə-rō-tĭp′ĭk) also het·er·o·typ·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Biology Of, relating to, or being the reduction division of meiosis.
2. Of a different type or form.


(ˌhɛtərəʊˈtɪpɪk) or


(Biology) denoting or relating to the first nuclear division of meiosis, in which the chromosome number is halved. Compare homeotypic


(ˌhɛt ər əˈtɪp ɪk)

also het`er•o•typ′i•cal,

of or pertaining to the first or reductional division in meiosis.
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In early stages, a strong inflammatory reaction with heterophilic granulocytes in the lamina propria may be observed, whereas in later stages, diffuse coagulative necrosis of the mucosa may be present, with gram-positive rods associated with the lesions but not invading the epithelium (TIMBERMONT et al.
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