Heteroplastic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Heteroplastic (Biol) Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heteroplastic Pertaining to or characterized by heteroplasia.
    • heteroplastic Dissimilar in structure, as different tissues of the body. Thus, nerve-tissue, muscle-tissue, and bone-tissue are heteroplastic with reference one to another.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hetero-, + -plastic,