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Definition of "heterogenous" [het•er•og•e•nous]

  • Not arising within the body; derived from another individual or species: a heterogenous bone transplant. (adjective)
  • Variant of heterogeneous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heterogenous" in a sentence
  • "Parents should also keep in mind that autism is a "heterogenous" disorder, Dawson said."
  • "In particular two new pieces of thinking have been changing the markets: servers, powered by smaller, less energy-hungry chips and multifunction "heterogenous" chips that act as both central processor and graphics processor."
  • "If the crowd is too heterogenous, the reasoning becomes group think rather than collected wisdom."