Of a different or unusual type or form.

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het·ero·typ·ic .het-ə-rō-'tip-ik adj
1) of or being the reduction division of meiosis as contrasted with typical mitotic division compare HOMOTYPIC (2)
2) different in kind, arrangement, or form <\heterotypic aggregations of cells>

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het·ero·typ·ic (het″ə-ro-tipґik) pertaining to, characteristic of, or belonging to a different type.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • heterotypic — Of different types. Thus heterotypic adhesion would be between dissimilar cells, in contrast to homotypic adhesion between cells of the same type …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • heterotypic — adjective literally with a different type . In botanical nomenclature a heterotypic synonym (or taxonomic synonym) is a synonym that comes into being when a taxon is reduced in status ( reduced to synonymy ) and becomes part of a different taxon …   Wiktionary

  • heterotypic — adjective Date: 1876 different in kind, arrangement, or form …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterotypic — differing from the type or from normal, abnormal …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • heterotypic — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; typos, shape] Pertaining to the first meiotic division (meiosis) in which the bivalent chromosomes separate and are reduced in number; see homeotypic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterotypic — /het euhr euh tip ik/, adj. Biol. of or pertaining to the first or reductional division in meiosis. Also, heterotypical. Cf. homeotypic. [1885 90; HETERO + TYPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • heterotypic — adj. of the first stage in the process of meiosis (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterotypic — het·ero·typic …   English syllables

  • heterotypic — het•er•o•typ•ic [[t]ˌhɛt ər əˈtɪp ɪk[/t]] also het er•o•typ′i•cal adj. cbl of or pertaining to the first or reductional division in meiosis • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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