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  • n. Either of a pair of homonyms that have different roots
  • n. An organic radical in which the unpaired electron is on an atom other than carbon

Etymologies

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From hetero- +‎ radical; ultimately from Ancient Greek ἕτερος (heteros, "different") and Latin radix ("root").

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