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- adj. Of, or relating to heteroplasm
- adj. Of a graft between individuals of different species
- adj. Of cells possessing plastids from two or more parent cells or organisms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characterized by heteroplasia.
- 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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And in heteroplastic transplantation these diverge somewhat from those of the host.
Because the implant in this "heteroplastic" transplantation remains distinguishable for a fairly long time it is possible to test the interchangeability of those parts of the embryo which develop inwards during gastrulation.
In heteroplastic transplantations the results were different.
If the transplanted segment is from the same animal, or from another animal of the same kind, or from a different kind of animal, the transplantations are autoplastic, homoplastic or heteroplastic respectively.
As said earlier the induction effect is also possible with heteroplastic transplantation, i.e. between embryos of different species.