Meaning of heterology

het•er•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (het"u-rol'u-jē), [key]
— n.
  1. the lack of correspondence of apparently similar organic structures as the result of unlike origins of constituent parts.
  2. abnormality; structural difference from a type or normal standard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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