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Definition of Heteroclite

Heteroclite: Deviating from the ordinary; irregular or abnormal; anomalous. As, for example, retroviruses represent a heteroclite field of virology. From the Greek hetero- (different) + klinein (to lean, inflect).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=32541
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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