from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Other; different: heterochromatic.
- Containing different kinds of atoms: heterocyclic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- other, different
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A combining form signifying other, other than usual, different.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element in compound words of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘other’ or ‘different’: often opposed to homo-, ‘same.’
Greek, from heteros, other; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (heteros, "other, another, different") (Wiktionary)