Heteroclitous Het`er·oc"li·tous adjective Heteroclitic. [ Obsolete]
Heterocyst Het"er·o·cyst noun [ Hetero- + cyst .] (Botany) A cell larger than the others, and of different appearance, occurring in certain algæ related to nostoc.
Heterodactyl Het`er·o·dac"tyl adjective (Zoology) Heterodactylous. -- noun One of the Heterodactylæ.
Heterodactylous Het`er·o·dac"tyl·ous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... a toe.] (Zoology) Having the first and second toes turned backward, as in the trogons.
Heterodactylæ Het`e·ro·dac"ty·læ noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... other + ... a finger.] (Zoology) A group of birds including the trogons.
Heterodont Het"er·o·dont adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ..., ... a tooth.] (Anat.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont .
Heterodont Het"er·o·dont noun (Zoology) Any animal with heterodont dentition.
Heterodox Het"er·o·dox adjective
[ Greek ...; ... other + ... opinion; confer French hétérodoxe
.] 1. Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects.
Raw and indigested, heterodox , preaching. Strype. 2. Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons. Macaulay.
Heterodox Het"er·o·dox noun An opinion opposed to some accepted standard. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Heterodoxal Het"er·o·dox`al adjective Not orthodox. Howell.
Heterodoxy Het"er·o·dox`y noun [ Greek ...: confer French hétérodoxie .] An opinion or doctrine, or a system of doctrines, contrary to some established standard of faith, as the Scriptures, the creed or standards of a church, etc.; heresy. Bp. Bull.
Heterodromous Het`er·od"ro·mous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... to run.] 1. (Botany) Having spirals of changing direction. Gray. 2. (Mech.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.
Heterogamous Het`er·og"a·mous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ga`mos marriage: confer French hétérogame .] (Bot. & Biol.) (a) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster. (b) Characterized by heterogamy.
Heterogamy Het`er·og"a·my noun [ See Heterogamous .] 1. (Botany) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy . 2. (Biol.) That form of alternate generation in which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternate; -- in distinction from metagenesis , where sexual and asexual generations alternate. Claus & Sedgwick.
Heterogangliate Het`er·o·gan"gli·ate adjective [ Hetero- + gangliate .] (Physiol.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system unsymmetrically arranged; -- said of certain invertebrate animals.
Heterogene Het"er·o·gene adjective Heterogenous. [ Obsolete]
Heterogeneal Het`er·o·ge"ne·al adjective Heterogeneous.
Heterogeneity Het`er·o·ge·ne"i·ty noun
[ Confer French hétérogénéité
.] The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.
The difference, indeed the heterogeneity , of the two may be felt. Coleridge.
Heterogeneous Het`er·o·ge"ne·ous adjective [ Greek ...; ... + ... race, kind; akin to English kin : confer French hétérogène .] Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous , and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up. -- Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ly , adverb -- Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ness , noun Heterogeneous nouns (Gram.) , nouns having different genders in the singular and plural numbers; as, hic locus , of the masculine gender in the singular, and hi loci and hæc loca , both masculine and neuter in the plural; hoc cælum , neuter in the singular; hi cæli , masculine in the plural. -- Heterogeneous quantities (Math.) , such quantities as are incapable of being compared together in respect to magnitude, and surfaces and solids. -- Heterogeneous surds (Math.) , surds having different radical signs.
Heterogenesis Het`er·o·gen"e·sis noun [ Hetero- + genesis .] 1. (Biol.) Spontaneous generation, so called. 2. (Biol.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more generations; -- opposed to homogenesis , or gamogenesis .
Heterogenetic Het`er·o·ge·net"ic adjective (Biol.) Relating to heterogenesis; as, heterogenetic transformations.
Heterogenist Het`er·og"e·nist noun (Biol.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation, or heterogenesis. Bastian.
Heterogenous Het`er·og"e·nous adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.
Heterogeny Het`er·og"e·ny noun (Biol.) Heterogenesis.
Heterogonous Het`er·og"o·nous adjective (Botany) Characterized by heterogony. -- Het`er*og"o*nous*ly , adverb
Heterogony Het`er·og"o·ny noun [ Hetero- + Greek ... offspring.] (Botany) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers, different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.
Heterographic Het`er·o·graph"ic adjective [ See Heterography .] Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic .
Heterography Het`er·og"ra·phy noun [ Hetero- + -graphy .] That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger .
Heterogynous Het`er·og"y·nous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... a woman, female.] (Zoology) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless.
Heterologous Het`er·ol"o·gous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... proportion.] Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous ; as, heterologous organs. Heterologous stimulus . (Physiol.) See under Stimulus . -- Heterologous tumor (Medicine) , a tumor differing in structure from the normal tissues of the body.
Heterology Het`er·ol"o·gy noun [ Hetero- + -logy .] 1. (Biol.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; variation in structure from the normal form; -- opposed to homology . 2. (Chemistry) The connection or relation of bodies which have partial identity of composition, but different characteristics and properties; the relation existing between derivatives of the same substance, or of the analogous members of different series; as, ethane, ethyl alcohol, acetic aldehyde, and acetic acid are in heterology with each other, though each in at the same time a member of a distinct homologous series. Confer Homology .
Heteromera Het`e·rom"e·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... other + ... part.] (Zoology) A division of Coleoptera, having heteromerous tarsi.
Heteromerous Het`er·om"er·ous adjective [ See Heteromera .] 1. (Chem & Crystallog.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homœmorphous, but heteromerous . 2. (Botany) With the parts not corresponding in number. 3. (Zoology) (a) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras. (b) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles.
Heteromorphic Het`er·o·mor"phic adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... form.] (Biol.) Deviating from the normal, perfect, or mature form; having different forms at different stages of existence, or in different individuals of the same species; -- applied especially to insects in which there is a wide difference of form between the larva and the adult, and to plants having more than one form of flower.
Heteromorphism, Heteromorphy Het`er·o·mor"phism, Het`er·o·mor"phy noun (Biol.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
Heteromorphous Het`er·o·mor"phous adjective (Biol.) Heteromorphic.
Heteromyaria Het`e·ro·my·a"ri·a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... other + ... a muscle.] (Zoology) A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena , and Illust. under Byssus .
Heteronereis Het`e·ro·ne·re"is noun [ New Latin See Hetero- , and Nereis .] (Zoology) A free- swimming, dimorphic, sexual form of certain species of Nereis. » In this state the head and its appendages are changed in form, the eyes become very large; more or less of the parapodia are highly modified by the development of finlike lobes, and branchial lamellæ, and their setæ become longer and bladelike.
Heteronomous Het`er·on"o·mous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek no`mos law.] Subject to the law of another. Krauth-Fleming.
Heteronomy Het`er·on"o·my noun 1. Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy . 2. (Metaph.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires. Krauth- Fleming.
Heteronym Het"er·o·nym noun That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; -- opposed to homonym .
Heteronymous Het`er·on"y·mous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek "o`nyma , for "o`noma a name.] Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations. J. Le Conte. -- Het"er*on"y*mous*ly , adverb
Heteroousian Het`er·o·ou`si·an adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... being, essence.] Having different essential qualities; of a different nature.
Heteroousian Het`er·o·ou"si·an noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.
Heteroousious Het`er·o·ou"si·ous adjective See Heteroousian .
Heteropathic Het`er·o·path"ic adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... suffering, from ..., ..., to suffer.] Of or pertaining to the method of heteropathy; allopathic.
Heteropathy Het`er·op"a·thy noun [ See Heteropathic .] (Medicine) That mode of treating diseases, by which a morbid condition is removed by inducing an opposite morbid condition to supplant it; allopathy.
Heteropelmous Het`er·o·pel"mous adjective [ Hetero- + Greek ... the sole of the foot.] (Anat.) Having each of the two flexor tendons of the toes bifid, the branches of one going to the first and second toes; those of the other, to the third and fourth toes. See Illust. in Append.
Heterophagi Het`e·roph"a·gi noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... other + ... to eat.] (Zoology) Altrices.
Heterophemist Het`er·oph"e·mist noun One liable to the fault of heterophemy.