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heteromorphosis het·er·o·mor·pho·sis (hět’ə-rō-môr’fə-sĭs, -môr-fō’sĭs)


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  • Heteromorphous

    heteromorphous het·er·o·mor·phous (hět’ə-rō-môr’fəs) adj. Differing from the normal type.

  • Heteronomous

    [het-uh-ron-uh-muh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə məs/ adjective 1. subject to or involving different laws. 2. pertaining to or characterized by . 3. Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization. /ˌhɛtəˈrɒnɪməs/ adjective 1. subject to an external law, rule, or authority Compare autonomous 2. (of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner […]

  • Heteronomy

    [het-uh-ron-uh-mee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə mi/ noun 1. the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine. n. 1798, “subjection to the rule of another power,” from hetero- + Greek nomos “law” (see numismatics). Related: Heteronomic; heteronomous.

  • Heteronym

    [het-er-uh-nim] /ˈhɛt ər ə nɪm/ noun 1. a word spelled the same as another but having a different sound and meaning, as lead (to conduct) and lead (a metal). /ˈhɛtərəʊˌnɪm/ noun 1. one of two or more words pronounced differently but spelt alike: the two English words spelt “bow” are heteronyms Compare homograph n. “word […]

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