Definition of heterologous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɛtəˈrɒləɡəs/


chiefly Medicine & Biology
Not homologous: heterologous antiserum
More example sentences
  • Similar levels of T cell proliferation were observed on stimulation with either homologous or heterologous peptides.
  • The second component is composed of spindle cell proliferation with accentuation in a periglandular cuff pattern and may contain homologous or heterologous elements.
  • A cDNA library of mRNA isolated from asparagus spears 24 h post-harvest was screened for peroxidases using homologous and heterologous probes.



Example sentences
  • At the MAT locus, parental alleles in diploids differ by a heterology of 700 bp.
  • In several studies, mismatches resulting in as little as 1% heterology were sufficient to significantly reduce mitotic recombination.
  • Another explanation of recombination rate variation along Allium chromosomes may be the presence of sequence heterologies in the distal parts of A. roylei and A. fistulosum chromosomes.

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Line breaks: heter|ol¦ogous

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