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[het-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒl ə dʒi/

Biology. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts.
Pathology. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard.

heterology het·er·ol·o·gy (hět’ə-rŏl’ə-jē)
Lack of correspondence between bodily parts, as in structure or development, arising from differences in origin.


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