heteronymous

adjective
het·​er·​on·​y·​mous | \ ¦hetə¦ränəməs \

Definition of heteronymous

: having different designations parent and child are heteronymous relatives opposed to homonymous

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Other Words from heteronymous

heteronymously adverb

History and Etymology for heteronymous

Late Greek heterōnymos, from Greek hetero- heter- + onyma, onoma name

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“Heteronymous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteronymous. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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