See also: hetero, hétéro, hétero, and hétéro-

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From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros, other, another, different).

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hetero-

  1. Varied, heterogeneous; a set that has variety with respect to the root.
    heterogamous is in which a plant has male and female flowers, heterochromatic is having more than one colour, heterogender is involving people with different genders, heteroglossia is the coexistence of distinct linguistic varieties
  2. (organic chemistry) Heterocyclic: a cyclic compound with multiple elements in its ring. The non-carbon atoms are known as heteroatoms.
    heteroalkene is any analogue of an alkene in which a doubly bonded carbon atom is replaced by a heteroatom, heteroaddition is any addition reaction that introduces a heteroatom, heterofullerene is any compound formally derived from a fullerene by replacing one or more carbon atom by a heteroatom, heteroaromatic is having the characteristics of an aromatic compound whilst having at least one non-carbon atom in the ring
  3. (chemistry) A heterogeneous mixture.
    heterofunctionalization is any reaction in which two different functional groups are added at the same time, heterofibril is a fibril composed of two or more types of collagen, heterodimeric is produced from two similar but different monomers
  4. Across, spanning multiple distinct kinds of the root, different.
    heterochrome is of different colors, heterocladic is relating to branches of different arteries, heteroexchange is the exchange of different entities (eg acidic and basic amino acids, heterocoordination is coordination between different metal atoms
  5. (LGBT) Straight, heterosexual.
    heterocentric is having a heterosexual bias or basis, heteroamorous is characterized by love with another of the opposite sex; heteroromantic, heterofemale is a woman who is heterosexual
  6. Other, by another, not auto-.
    heteroadministered is administered by a clinician on behalf of a patient, heterobiography is biography written by another person (not autobiography), heterocentric is focused on other people (as opposed to the self), heteroencapsidation is the encapsidation of the genetic material of one type of virus with the coat protein of another
  7. Opposite in direction or position.
    heterodromous is spiralling in opposite directions on a stem or branch, heterofacial is on opposite faces, heterodirectional is that moves or operates in the opposite direction as another, heterochiral is reversed (as a mirror image), but otherwise identical
  8. (transplantation) Outside; Synonym of xeno-.
    heterogenetic is of a disease: produced by infection from outside the body, heterocephaly is the appointment of the governing body by an outside authority, heterodiegetic is of or relating to a narrator that does not take part in the plot
  9. Asymmetric in shape.
    heterogangliate is having the ganglia of the nervous system arranged in an asymmetrical manner, heteracanth is having the spines of the dorsal fin asymmetrical, heterocercal is a fish's tail's shape that is vertically asymmetric
  10. Inconsistent, irregular, or intermittent.
    heterochylia is the irregular production of gastric juices, heterodynamic is describing a lifecycle in which the organism is sometimes active and sometimes dormant, heterochronic is occurring at different times or intermittently
  11. Alternating.
    heterogamous is characterized by alternating generations of a parthenogenetic and sexual nature, heteroclitic is signifying a Proto-Indo-European stem which alternates between more than one form when declined for grammatical case

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  • allo- (sometimes synonymous; differentiated in transplantation sense, intraspecies versus interspecies)

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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Sense 2 from heteroseksuel.

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (different, other)
  2. of or pertaining to heterosexuality
    heterosexisme, heteronormativ

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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Internationalism (see English hetero-), ultimately from Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhetero-/, [ˈhe̞t̪e̞ro̞-]

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros, other, another, different).[1]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛtɛro]
  • Hyphenation: he‧te‧ro

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

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From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros).

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  • IPA(key): [hetero]
  • Hyphenation: hé‧té‧ro

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hétéro

  1. hetero-: other, different.
    Synonym: alo-

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Category Indonesian terms prefixed with hetero- not found

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From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros).

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  • IPA(key): /xɛˈtɛ.rɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrɔ
  • Syllabification: he‧te‧ro

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hetero-

  1. hetero-
    Antonym: homo-
    hetero- + ‎-gamia → ‎heterogamia

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  • hetero- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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hetero-

  1. hetero- (other; different)

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hetero-

  1. hetero-

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