Meaning of heterologous in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɛtəˈrɒləɡəs/


Medicine Biology
  • Having a different relation, relative position, or structure; not homologous.

    ‘heterologous antiserum’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For instance, the apparent lack of sensitivity of GLRs to amino acids could reflect the orientation of the proteins within the heterologous host membrane, rather than insensitivity to ligands.’
    • ‘The heterologous probes were hybridized and washed at 65° at a low stringency.’