heteroclite


1het·ero·clite

noun \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌklīt\

Definition of HETEROCLITE

1
:  a word irregular in inflection; especially :  a noun irregular in declension
2
:  one that deviates from common forms or rules

First Known Use of HETEROCLITE

1580

2heteroclite

adjective

Definition of HETEROCLITE

:  deviating from common rules or forms

Origin of HETEROCLITE

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin heteroclitus, from Greek heteroklitos, from heter- + klinein to lean, inflect — more at lean
First Known Use: 1598

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