heter-

combining form
variants: or hetero-

Definition of heter-

1 : other than usual : other : different
  • heterophyllous
2 : containing atoms of different kinds
  • heterocyclic

Origin and Etymology of heter-

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


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