Heteroradical definition

Either of a pair of homonyms that have different roots.
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(chemistry) An organic radical in which the unpaired electron is on an atom other than carbon.
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Noun

Singular:
heteroradical
Plural:
heteroradicals

Origin of heteroradical

  • From hetero- +‎ radical; ultimately from Ancient Greek ἕτερος (heteros, “different”) and Latin radix (“root”).

    From Wiktionary