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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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Observers say the split of the SPLM-N into two groups one led by Malik Agar and the other by al-Hilu complicated the AUHIP efforts for a comprehensive process that requires homogeny and coordinated positions among the heterogenic opposition groups.
Kim, "Strengthening Mechanisms of Macro-, Micro- and Nano-Scale in Heterogenic Polymer Materials," Professoral Dissertation, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (2007).
The genetically heterogenic astroviruses that are widespread among mammals and birds are generally associated with gastroenteritis, less commonly with respiratory disease, and rarely encephalitis or disseminated infections (2,5-19).
However, recent literature has shown that trauma is heterogenic and that the physiological response differs between sexes, highlighting the necessity to assess the female population in that regard.
Homogenic structure based on honeycomb pattern which is used while shaping the inside of the elements made in additive technologies, can be replaced by heterogenic structure which ultimately will assure optimal strength and mass properties.
A logic composed of senses, perceptions and social representations that by heterogenic statements, shown in tension and calls for attention to water and solutions, displaying social phenomena and problems surrounding the waters of this part of the Amazon as seen in the Box 3.
Since the disease duration was relatively long in our study group, there was an extremely heterogenic previous drug usage anamnesis.
Their heterogenic nature in conjunction with the incomplete constitutional provisions which regulate this domain, inevitably place this typology of conflicts in obscurity and also generate many controversies when it comes to the procedure of solving such disputes.
The social is not given, rather it is continuously made and remade through dynamic and heterogenic connections between humans and non-humans, persons and groups.
The disease is a heterogenic group of chronic illnesses comprising all elements of joints and periarticular connective tissues [3].
The detective writer serves as a cartographer of sorts, the protagonist of his works becoming a flaneur according Walter Benjamin's definition--one who walks the urban streets of the city acknowledging its diverse forces and heterogenic population.