Heterologous stimulus
Heterologous Het`er*ol"o*gous, a. [Hetero- + Gr. ? proportion.] Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs. [1913 Webster]

{Heterologous stimulus}. (Physiol.) See under {Stimulus}.

{Heterologous tumor} (Med.), a tumor differing in structure from the normal tissues of the body. [1913 Webster]


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  • heterologous stimulus — noun : a stimulus capable of affecting any available sensory end organ and thought to be further capable of being interpreted centrally as a stimulus of the kind to which the end organ is adapted to respond a blow on the eye acts as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterologous stimulus — a stimulus that produces an effect or sensation when applied to part of a nerve tract …   Medical dictionary

  • Heterologous — Het er*ol o*gous, a. [Hetero + Gr. ? proportion.] Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs. [1913 Webster] {Heterologous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heterologous tumor — Heterologous Het er*ol o*gous, a. [Hetero + Gr. ? proportion.] Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heterologous stimuli — Stimulus Stim u*lus, n.; pl. {Stimuli}. [L., for stigmulus, akin to L. instigare to stimulate. See {Instigare}, {Stick}, v. t.] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stimulus — Stim u*lus, n.; pl. {Stimuli}. [L., for stigmulus, akin to L. instigare to stimulate. See {Instigare}, {Stick}, v. t.] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stimulus — 1. A stimulant. 2. That which can elicit or evoke action (response) in a muscle, nerve, gland or other excitable tissue, or cause an augmenting action upon any function or metabolic …   Medical dictionary

  • homologous stimulus — noun : an agent (as light or sound) that is the normal stimulus of a sense organ and is able to produce its specialized stimulation only when acting on the organ adapted to receive it compare heterologous stimulus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homologous stimuli — Stimulus Stim u*lus, n.; pl. {Stimuli}. [L., for stigmulus, akin to L. instigare to stimulate. See {Instigare}, {Stick}, v. t.] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stimuli — Stimulus Stim u*lus, n.; pl. {Stimuli}. [L., for stigmulus, akin to L. instigare to stimulate. See {Instigare}, {Stick}, v. t.] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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