allogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From allo- +‎ -genic.

Adjective[edit]

allogenic (comparative more allogenic, superlative most allogenic)

  1. Having an external cause, or source; exogenous.
  2. (geology) Formed in another location and transported.
  3. (medicine, biology, genetics, immunology) Genetically distinct, but of the same species; nonself but intraspecies.

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Usage note[edit]

Do not confuse allogenic ("of nonself intraspecies origin") with allergenic ("generating allergy"); the two concepts are often related (because allergic reactions can potentially be caused by any antigen and usually/especially by nonself antigens), but the similar sound of the two words is due only to partial cognation of the word roots.

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