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-.

heterophage
Feeding on a wide variety of food items; a reference to a parasite utilizing a wide variety of hosts.
heterophagous
heterophagy
heterophasia
1. The uttering of words other than those intended by the speaker; also, heterolalia and heterophemia.
2. Saying words other than the ones that are meant.
heterophasis
heterophobe
heterophobia
An abnormal or irrational fear of doing something differently or of not being able to do things in the usual way or manner. It does not mean a hatred or fear of heterosexuals or their cultures!
heterophobiac
heterophonia
1. The change of voice at puberty.
2. Any abnormality in the voice sounds.
heterophonic
heterophonous
heterophony
Simultaneous performance by two or more singers or instrumentalists of different versions of the same melody.
heterophoria
A tendency for deviation of the eyes from parallelism, prevented by binocular vision.
heterophthalmy
A condition in which the eyes are different in color or direction.
heterophylous
1. Bearing leaves of different forms upon the same plant.
2. A plant occurring in a wide range of habitats.
3. A parasitic plant devoid of chlorophyll.

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-.