[ het-uh-roh ]
/ ˈhɛt əˌroʊ /
Chemistry. of or relating to an atom other than carbon, particularly in a cyclic compound.
noun, plural het·er·os.
Informal. a heterosexual person.
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Definition for hetero (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “different,” “other,” used in the formation of compound words: heterocyclic.
Also especially before a vowel, heter-.
Origin of hetero-
combining form of Greek héteros the other of two, other, different
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Example sentences from the Web for hetero
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She may wonder why you're so different from other hetero dudes who tend to be more absent-minded about Valentine's Day.
British Dictionary definitions for hetero (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhɛtərəʊ) informal /
noun, adjective plural -os
short for heterosexual
British Dictionary definitions for hetero (2 of 2)
other, another, or differentheterodyne; heterophony; heterosexual Compare homo-
Word Origin for hetero-
from Greek heteros other
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Medical definitions for hetero
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Scientific definitions for hetero
A prefix that means different or other, as in heterophyllous, having different kinds of leaves.
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