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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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By mammography, NETs are frequently heterogenously dense oval or lobulated masses with indistinct margins.
Typically, the T1 signal intensity is lower than that of liver and the T2 signal is heterogenously hyperintense.
Homogenously distributed values were compared using Student T-test and heterogenously distributed values were compared using Mann-Whitney U-test.
On the CT scan of his chest there was a heterogenously enhancing soft-tissue mass (42 mm x 30 mm) in the posterior segment of the left upper lobe, adjacent to the proximal descending thoracic aorta, with a tissue plane between the mass and mediastinal structures appreciated.
Milgrom, 1985, "Bid, Ask and Transaction Prices in a Specialist Market with Heterogenously Informed Traders," Journal of Financial Economics 14, 71-100.
It was isointense on the T1W images and heterogenously hypointense on the T2W images with cystic areas, which were hyperintense on T2 and on the T1W images.