heter-, hetero-

(Greek: different, other, another, unlike; irregular, abnormal)

This Greek element forms many scientific and other terms, often in opposition to homo-. Sometimes it is also the antonym of auto-, homoeo-, iso-, ortho-, and syn-.

heterocephalous
1. Applied to a composite plant bearing flower-heads of different kinds, male and female.
2. A fetus with two unequal heads.
heterochiral, heterocheiral
1. An identical form but with lateral inversion, as the right and left hands; opposite of homochiral.
2. Reversed as regards right and left, but otherwise the same in form and size, such as the hands.
3. Relating to or a reference to the other hand.
heterochromatic
Relating to or possessing more than one color; relating to light or other radiation of more than one wavelength.
heterochromatism
heterochrome
heterochromia
1. In medicine, a difference in color between two organs (especially the eyes), or between different parts of the same organ, that are usually the same color.
2. Having an abnormal difference in coloration.
heterochromic
heterochromous
heterochron
Having varying chronaxies.
heterochronia
1. Occurring at different times; irregular; intermittent; applied to the pulse.
2. The occurrence of a process, or development of a tissue, organ, or organic form, at an abnormal time.
3. Origin or development of tissues or organs at an unusual time or out of the regular sequence.
heterochronic
heterochronism
heterochronism
heterochronistic
heterochthonous
Something, or someone, originating in a geographical area other than that in which it is found.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "another, other, different, alternating, varied, changing": ali-; allo-; alter-; allelo-; mut-; poikilo-; reciproc-; vari-.