Hetero meaning

hĕt'ə-rō'
Other; different.

Heterochromatic.

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Containing different kinds of atoms.

Heterocyclic.

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A heterosexual person.
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Other, another, different.

Heterosexual.

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A prefix that means “different” or “other,” as in heterophyllous, having different kinds of leaves.
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(informal) Heterosexual: of, pertaining to, or being a heterosexual person.

This novel depicts a hetero couple who are in love.

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(informal) A heterosexual person.
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Origin of hetero

  • 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
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Greek from heteros other sem-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (heteros, “other, another, different")
    From Wiktionary
  • Clipped from heterosexual.
    From Wiktionary