Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

heter-

combining form

Definition of heter-

  1. 1 :  other than usual :  other :  different <heterophyllous>

  2. 2 :  containing atoms of different kinds <heterocyclic>



Variants of heter-

or hetero-

Origin of heter-

Late Latin, from Greek, from heteros; akin to Greek heis one — more at same


Medical Dictionary

heter-

combining form

Medical Definition of heter-

  1. :  other than usual :  other :  different <heterograft>



Variants of heter-

or hetero-

Learn More about heter-

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "heter-"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up heter-? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet pince-nez kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ