heter-

combining form
variants: or

hetero-

Definition of heter-

  1. 1 :  other than usual :  other :  different heterophyllous

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

heter-

combining form
variants: or

hetero-

Medical Definition of heter-

  1. :  other than usual :  other :  different heterograft


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