- subject to or involving different laws.
- pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy.
- Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization.
Origin of heteronomous
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Heteronomous, het-er-on′o-mus, adj. differentiated from a common type: subject to the rule of another.
Heteronomous: if two parts, compared with each other, are of different quality: differing in development or function.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
An heteronomous becoming is to be traced back to the becoming of the cause which produces it.The Reform of Education
- Differing in development or manner of specialization.
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