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a.1.Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.
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Heteroclitic or heteroclitic antibody" was originally dubbed by Makela and now is defined as an antibody produced by a given antigen (A) with higher affinity for other antigen such as (B) than a given antigen (A).
It might be possible as well to think of the entangled meanings of this scene--and of what might appear to be the novel's fragmented form--in terms of Benitez-Rojo's argument about Caribbean literature: "If we look at the Caribbean's most representative novels we see that their narrative discourse is constantly disrupted, and at times almost annulled, by heteroclitic, fractal, baroque, or arboreal forms, which propose themselves as vehicles to drive the reader and the text to the marginal and ritually initiating territory of the absence of violence" (25).
Yet although the themes may be well known, Frame continues to surprise the reader by her heteroclitic form of expression.
Xv[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]ng 'sun' is the n-stem genitive of a heteroclitic nominative in -r < PIE *-l.
68), rather than heteroclitic forms--on the analogy of the strong feminines, with which they also share a genitive plural in -o.
The reader's expectations have been primed so that she or he can begin to understand what would have otherwise been read as a heteroclitic mass of writings with no central theme.
Foucault points to the Borgesian cataloguing practices as fundamentally heteroclitic.
It is but one erroneous path among many in a novelistic universe that aspires to the sort of "neutrality" that Benitez-Rojo has identified with that great manifesto of "transculturation," Fernando Ortiz's Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azucar (1940): "a heteroclitic summa of ideologies, that is, a deideologized ideology" (156).