heteronomous

adjective het·er·on·o·mous \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-nə-məs \

Definition of heteronomous

:subject to external controls and impositions

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First Known Use of heteronomous

circa 1871


Medical Dictionary

heteronomous

adjective het·er·on·o·mous \ ˌhet-ə-ˈrän-ə-məs \

medical Definition of heteronomous

:specialized along different lines of growth or under different controlling forces
  • in most segmented animals…the segmentation is heteronomous
  • —Libbie H. Hyman

heteronomously

adverb

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