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heteroclitic

/het·ero·clit·ic/ (-klit´ik) irregular; said of a kind of antibody (see under antibody ).

heteroclitic

adjective Referring to an immune response in which antibodies cross-react with an extensive palette of antigens.
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The HETEROCLITE brand develops a wide range of women's ready-to-wear: skirts, overalls, jackets, blouses, coats, trousers etc.
Si l'on suppose que certains pouvaient trouver refuge chez un autre maitre, on voit plus clairement se developper a Rome un type de population heteroclite, dans le milieu des nouveaux riches principalement, a l'instar de ce Zoilus que nous venons de voir chez Martial.
Par ailleurs, le developpement de nouvelles banlieues dans l'axe Terrebonne-Sainte-Therese-Saint-Eustache rend encore plus complexe l'action pastorale dans cette zone heteroclite a forte mobilite geographique.
The age of suspicion forces us to ask ourselves whether or not we should give up on humanism; in other words, abandon the idea of humanity as a guide for our actions and thinking, and be satisfied with an idea of humanity as separate groups of people, heteroclite and even heterogeneous.
13) Though it also has a psychological and anthropological meaning, a syncretism is to be understood here in its philosophical sense: an unorthodox construction of heteroclite theoretical elements or fragments.
At one point he wants to guide his reader to the important tidbits from the last 2500 years, to "provide the average reader with a few tools for dealing with the heteroclite mass of undigested information hurled at him daily and monthly and set to entangle his feet in volumes of reference" (Guide 23).
The literary text, whose scenery is Bogota, represents in various ways such mixture and is aware of the heteroclite process of modernization.
On trouve "toutes qualites" de pauvres, de riches, de noirs, de plus noirs, de moins noirs, de bekes, d'etrangers, de "blancs-gaches", de lettres, de "bobos (putes)", brassage heteroclite du Nouveau Monde echoue comme dans l'Anabase de Saint-John Perse :
34) A few years later, Felicity Nussbaum presents a more nuanced reading of the memoirists as individuals who simultaneously resist and reinforce patriarchal notions of woman: "Writing themselves into an heteroclite individualism that makes them regard themselves as anomalies, each autobiographical narrator isolates herself from collective concerns.
And the twenty-two films in competition this year, as well as the hundreds of others screening in parallel sections and in two simultaneous independent festivals, the Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week, offered a heteroclite and truly global definition of cinema.
The predictably very long chapter on r- and r/n-stems reviews much that is well known, since the famous heteroclite stems in particular have received much prior attention.
These arbitrary groups, these absolutely theoretical collections of people eaten away by lassitude and boredom, exactly as we know them to be, as the irrefutable, accusing image of our heteroclite, dissident, discordant societies.