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 (hĕt′ər-ə-jē′nē-əs, -jēn′yəs)
1. also het·er·og·e·nous (hĕt′ə-rŏj′ə-nəs) Consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; not homogeneous. See Synonyms at miscellaneous.
2. Xenogeneic.

[From Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs : hetero-, hetero- + genos, kind, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

het′er·o·ge′ne·ous·ly adv.
het′er·o·ge′ne·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.heterogeneousness - the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
nonuniformity - the quality of being diverse and interesting
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"


The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
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