Hetero- (prefix)

Combining form from the Greek "heteros" meaning different. The opposite is homo- from the Greek "homos" meaning same. For example, heterogeneous and homogeneous, heterosexual and homosexual, etc.

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  • hetero- — [het′ər ō΄, het′ərə] [Gr hetero , other, different < heteros, the other (of two), earlier hateros < IE * sm tero < base * sem , *sm , one, together > L semper, simplus + * tero , expressing contrast, comparison] combining form other,… …   English World dictionary

  • hetero- — [hetərəu, rə US rou, rə] prefix [: Late Latin; Origin: Greek, from heteros different ] other; opposite; different heterosexual (=attracted to the opposite sex) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hetero- — (prefix) different, other, dissimilarity, other than usual …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hetero- — Prefix denoting different or varied …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hetero- — prefix formal or technical other; opposite; different: heterosexual (=attracted to the opposite sex) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Homo- (prefix) — Combining form from the Greek homos meaning same. The opposite is hetero from the Greek heteros meaning different. For example, there is heterogeneous and homogeneous, heterosexual and homosexual, etc …   Medical dictionary

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