variants or hetero-
1
: other than usual : other : different
heterophyllous
2
: containing atoms of different kinds
heterocyclic

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near heter-

Cite this Entry

“Heter-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heter-. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

heter-

combining form
variants or hetero-
: other : different
heterosexual
Etymology

derived from Greek heteros "different, other"

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