Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "noncanonical" [noncanonical]

  • Not part of canon. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "noncanonical" in a sentence
  • "He shows up in noncanonical Jewish texts, most famously in Enoch as one of the angels who chased after women."
  • "This is the first time researchers have been able to show the importance of one particular cell pathway - known as the noncanonical Wnt pathway - in prompting stem cells to specialize and become blood cells."
  • "The finding, to be published in the March 6 issue of Cell Stem Cell, marks the first time scientists have demonstrated the importance of the pathway, known as the noncanonical Wnt, in inducing blood formation in humans or any other species."