adjective \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-nə-məs\

Definition of HETERONOMOUS

:  subject to external controls and impositions

First Known Use of HETERONOMOUS

circa 1871


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


Next Word in the Dictionary: heteronomy
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Heteroneura
All Words Near: heteronomous

Seen & Heard

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