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The state or fact of being allogeneous; difference or disparity in kind.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From Hellenistic Greek ἀλλογενής of another race + -ity, after heterogeneity.
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