heteronomous


het·er·on·o·mous

adjective \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-nə-məs\

Definition of HETERONOMOUS

:  subject to external controls and impositions

First Known Use of HETERONOMOUS

circa 1871

het·er·on·o·mous

adjective \ˌhet-ə-ˈrän-ə-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETERONOMOUS

: specialized along different lines of growth or under different controlling forces <in most segmented animals…the segmentation is heteronomous—Libbie H. Hyman>
het·er·on·o·mous·ly adverb

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