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heterogeneous

Chem of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases

heterogeneous

[‚hed·ə′räj·ə·nəs]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to a mixture of phases such as liquid-vapor, or liquid-vapor-solid.
(mathematics)
Pertaining to quantities having different degrees or dimensions.
(science and technology)
Composed of dissimilar or nonuniform constituents.

heterogeneous

Composed of unrelated parts, different in kind.

Often used in the context of distributed systems that may be running different operating systems or network protocols (a heterogeneous network).

For examples see: interoperable database, middleware.

Constrast homogeneous.

heterogeneous

Not the same. Contrast with homogeneous.
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Rafferty's research letter, improvements in both recall rate reduction and invasive cancer detection using tomosynthesis were greatest for women with heterogeneously dense breasts, with a 50% increase in invasive cancer detection and a simultaneous 14% reduction in recall rates," he adds.
7 cm heterogeneously enhancing mass (arrow) involving the second portion of the duodenum.
2 cm well demarcated, heterogeneously enhancing mass with areas of fat attenuation and some prominent internal vessels within the right superior, posterior mediastinum (Figure 2).
The mass of our patient was hyper-attenuating on unenhanced-CT scan, and enhanced heterogeneously after a contrast medium injection.
Even the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) is currently not offering guidelines to physicians, for further testing when the mammogram detects heterogeneously dense or extremely dense tissue (grade 3 and 4 density respectively).
Overall, 47% of the study participants had extremely dense or heterogeneously dense breasts.
And before its promising program was decimated by the weight of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System mandates, the Accelerated Laboratory was a demonstration site for one of the most innovative educational models in the country, a gifted and talented program that used a technology-assisted curriculum and grouped students heterogeneously in multi-age clusters.
With sensors and communication devices, the objects can interact anywhere and anytime and can interoperate and collaborate heterogeneously with a range of entities or objects.
The mass enhanced heterogeneously post contrast, with a central necrotic component.
Besides the breast and axilla, the ultrasonographic features of lipogranuloma have been described in the penis and scrotum, and have included cases with an ill-defined area of increased echogenicity in the subcutaneous tissue of the penile shaft, (11) a poorly defined extratesticular echogenic mass with an elongated appearance on a longitudinal scan, (1) and an intratesticular heterogeneously hypoechoic mass.
6 cm sized ill-defined heterogeneously hypo echoic mass lesion in right lobe with internal dense calcification with vascularity within.