subject to or involving different laws.
Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization.
Related formshet·er·on·o·mous·ly, adverb
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Derived Formsheteronomously, adverbheteronomy, noun subject to an external law, rule, or authorityCompare autonomous
(of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner of growth, development, or specialization
(in Kant's philosophy) directed to an end other than duty for its own sakeCompare autonomous (def. 4b)
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Related formshet′er•on′o•my n.
Differing in development or manner of specialization.
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