Chemistry. of or relating to an atom other than carbon, particularly in a cyclic compound.
Informal. a heterosexual person.
Other definitions 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-.
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How to use hetero in a sentence
That being said, it's sort of crazy that the two hot chicks end up sucking face for SO MUCH LONGER than any of the hetero couples.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face | Amy Zimmerman | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The monogamous or safe-only gay man is a far safer bet than the unprotected hetero swinger.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors | Jay Michaelson | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Does he mean that the non-hetero-dyad family is a “political notion”?
Gays observe hetero-excitement over the lumbersexual with a weary eyeroll.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’ | Tim Teeman | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the private “chapel” reportedly gives its newlyweds a conservative Christian CD with hetero-reinforcing marriage sermons.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination | Sally Kohn | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Should you have any questions on self-hypnosis or hetero-hypnosis, I shall be pleased to answer you.
The view here given will be discussed in the chapter on hetero-styled plants.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II) | Charles Darwin
Her sexual appetite had thus taken the normal direction under the influence of a hetero-sexual affection.The Sexual Question | August Forel
Even in hetero-hypnosis, the subject really controls the response to suggestions.
Even in hetero-hypnosis, where the hypnotist hypnotizes a subject, it is extremely rare.
British Dictionary definitions for hetero (1 of 2)
short for heterosexual
British Dictionary definitions for hetero- (2 of 2)
other, another, or different: heterodyne; heterophony; heterosexual Compare homo-
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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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