heteroclite

noun
het·ero·clite | \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌklīt \

Definition of heteroclite 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a word irregular in inflection especially : a noun irregular in declension

2 : one that deviates from common forms or rules

heteroclite

adjective

Definition of heteroclite (Entry 2 of 2)

: deviating from common rules or forms

First Known Use of heteroclite

Noun

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heteroclite

Adjective

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin heteroclitus, from Greek heteroklitos, from heter- + klinein to lean, inflect — more at lean

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