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vaccine that is not autogenous; may be prepared from other species of bacterium.
Etymology: Gk, heteros, different, genein, to produce; L, vaccinus, cow
a vaccine made against the same species of pathogen from a source other than the patient's own tissues.
heterogenous vaccineA rarely used term for a vaccine prepared in one organism (e.g., microorganisms) for use in another (e.g., humans).
het·er·og·e·nous vac·cine(hetĕr-ojĕ-nŭs vak-sēn)
Vaccine that is not autogenous; may be prepared from other bacteria.