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 for Heterogeneous nouns
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heterogeneous \Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous\, a. [Gr. ?; ? + ? race, kind;
     akin to E. kin: cf. F. h['e]t['e]rog[`e]ne.]
     Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of
     different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to
     homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of
     a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of
     which it is made up. -- Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ly, adv. --
     Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Heterogeneous nouns (Gram.), nouns having different genders
        in the singular and plural numbers; as, hic locus, of the
        masculine gender in the singular, and hi loci and h[ae]c
        loca, both masculine and neuter in the plural; hoc
        c[ae]lum, neuter in the singular; hi c[ae]li, masculine in
        the plural.
  
     Heterogeneous quantities (Math.), such quantities as are
        incapable of being compared together in respect to
        magnitude, and surfaces and solids.
  
     Heterogeneous surds (Math.), surds having different radical
        signs.
        [1913 Webster]

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