hetero- definition

  • prefix:
    • various other; different: heterochromatic.
    • Containing different types of atoms: heterocyclic.
    • various other, different
  • others:
    • A combining form signifying various other, aside from usual, different.
  • noun:
    • a feature in compound words of Greek beginning or formation, meaning ‘other’ or ‘different’: often against homo-, ‘same.’

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