: unrelated in chemical composition
used of homeomorphous substances
of a flower : having one or more whorls the number of whose members differs from that of the remaining whorls
opposed to isomerous
: having a thallus with one or more layers of algal cells
heteromerous lichens
opposed to homoeomerous

Word History


heter- + Greek meros part + English -ous

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“Heteromerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteromerous. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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