heterology

heterology
A departure from the normal in structure, arrangement, or mode or time of development.

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het·er·ol·o·gy -'räl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a lack of correspondence of apparently similar bodily parts due to differences in fundamental makeup or origin <\heterology in nucleic-acid base pairs in phenotypically similar yeasts>

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het·er·ol·o·gy (het″ər-olґə-je) 1. abnormality in structure, arrangement, or manner of formation. 2. in chemistry, the relationship between substances of partial identity of structure but of different properties.

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  • Heterology — Het er*ol o*gy, n. [Hetero + logy.] 1. (Biol.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterology — n. [Gr. heteros, different; logos, discourse] The lack of similarity between structures due to different components or of a different derivation; see anology, homology …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterology — /het euh rol euh jee/, n. 1. Biol. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts. 2. Pathol. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard. [1850 55;… …   Universalium

  • heterology — noun A lack of correspondence between parts that reflect a difference in origin Ant: homology …   Wiktionary

  • heterology — n. abnormality, departure from the norm (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterology — het·er·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • heterology — /hɛtəˈrɒlədʒi/ (say hetuh roluhjee) noun 1. Biology the lack of correspondence of organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts. 2. Pathology abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard …  

  • heterology — noun (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterologic, ↑heterologous, ↑heterological • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterologic — adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin • Syn: ↑heterologous, ↑heterological • Ant: ↑analogous (for: ↑heterologous), ↑homologous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterological — adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin • Syn: ↑heterologous, ↑heterologic • Ant: ↑analogous (for: ↑heterologous), ↑homologous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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