Meaning of hetero


Pronunciation: (het'u-rō"), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -er•os.
  1. of or pertaining to an atom other than carbon, particularly in a cyclic compound.
  2. heterosexual.
  1. a heterosexual person.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “different,” “other,” used in the formation of compound words: heterocyclic.
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