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hetero-

or heter-
pref.
1. Other; different: heterochromatic.
2. Containing different kinds of atoms: heterocyclic.

[Greek, from heteros, other; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

hetero-

combining form
other, another, or different: heterodyne; heterophony; heterosexual. Compare homo-
[from Greek heteros other]

het•er•o

(ˈhɛt əˌroʊ)

adj., n., pl. -er•os. adj.
1. heterosexual.
n.
2. a heterosexual person.
[1930–35; by shortening; see -o]

hetero-

a combining form meaning “different,” “other”: heterocyclic.
Also, esp. before a vowel,heter-.
[< Greek, comb. form of héteros the other of two, other, different]