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-.

A plant that depends on other living or dead plants for its nutrients; a parasite or saprophyte.
The replacement of normal tissue with abnormal tissue; malposition of normal cells.
A tissue formed in a part where it does not normally occur.
In neurology, of nerve cells, having various branches or processes.
1. Unequal vision in the two eyes.
2. Inequality of vision in both eyes.
1. Characterized by a sexual interest in members of the opposite sex.
2. Pertaining to sexual relations between people of the opposite sex.
heterosmia (s) (noun), heterosmias (pl)
A physical disorder of the sense of smell in which the odor perceived is not in accord with the stimulus or whatever is producing it.
In zoology or ichthyology, having a body deviating from the normal type; said especially of flat fish, that have the two sides of the body asymmetrical.
In meteorology, the upper of two portions of the atmosphere as distinguished by the general homogeneity of their composition (the other portion is the homosphere); it begins at 80 to 100 kilometers above the earth, closely coinciding with the ionosphere and the thermosphere, and is characterized by variation in composition and mean molecular weight of constituent gases.
Producing two different kinds of spores.
In botany, the presence of more than one type of stamen in the same flower.
Suggestion (some call it hypnosis) received from another person; opposite of autosuggestion.

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-.