Heterotaxy

Het"er*o*tax`y

(?), n. [Hetero- + Gr. an arrangement, fr. to arrange.] (Biol.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

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Het`er*ot"o*pism

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Het`er*ot"o*py

(?), } n. [Hetero- + Gr. place: cf. F. htrotopie.] 1. (Med.) A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.
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2. (Biol.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells.
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