Hesternal (a.) Pertaining to yesterday. [Obs.] See Yester, a.
Hesychast (n.) One of a mystical sect of the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist.
Hetairism (n.) Alt. of Hetarism
Hetarism (n.) A supposed primitive state of society, in which all the women of a tribe were held in common.
Hetchel (v. t.) Same as Hatchel.
Hete (imp. & p. p.) of Hete
Het () of Hete
Hete (v. t. & i.) Variant of Hote.
Heteracanth (a.) Having the spines of the dorsal fin unsymmetrical, or thickened alternately on the right and left sides.
Heterarchy (n.) The government of an alien.
Heterauxesis (n.) Unequal growth of a cell, or of a part of a plant.
Hetero- () A combining form signifying other, other than usual, different; as, heteroclite, heterodox, heterogamous.
Heterocarpism (n.) The power of producing two kinds of reproductive bodies, as in Amphicarpaea, in which besides the usual pods, there are others underground.
Heterocarpous (a.) Characterized by heterocarpism.
Hetercephalous (a.) Bearing two kinds of heads or capitula; -- said of certain composite plants.
Heterocera (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennae variable in form.
Heterocercal (a.) Having the vertebral column evidently continued into the upper lobe of the tail, which is usually longer than the lower one, as in sharks.
Heterocercy (n.) Unequal development of the tail lobes of fishes; the possession of a heterocercal tail.
Heterochromous (a.) Having the central florets of a flower head of a different color from those of the circumference.
Heterochronism (n.) Alt. of Heterochrony
Heterochrony (n.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts.
Heteroclite (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.
Heteroclite (n.) A word which is irregular or anomalous either in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a noun which is irregular in declension.
Heteroclite (n.) Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or from common forms.
Heteroclitic (a.) Alt. of Heteroclitical
Heteroclitical (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.
Heteroclitous (a.) Heteroclitic.
Heterocyst (n.) A cell larger than the others, and of different appearance, occurring in certain algae related to nostoc.
Heterodactyl (a.) Heterodactylous.
Heterodactyl (n.) One of the Heterodactylae.
Heterodactylae (n. pl.) A group of birds including the trogons.
Heterodactylous (a.) Having the first and second toes turned backward, as in the trogons.
Heterodont (a.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.
Heterodont (n.) Any animal with heterodont dentition.
Heterodox (a.) Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects.
Heterodox (a.) Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons.
Heterodox (n.) An opinion opposed to some accepted standard.
Heterodoxal (a.) Not orthodox.
Heterodoxy (n.) An opinion or doctrine, or a system of doctrines, contrary to some established standard of faith, as the Scriptures, the creed or standards of a church, etc.; heresy.
Heterodromous (a.) Having spirals of changing direction.
Heterodromous (a.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.
Heterogamous (a.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster.
Heterogamous (a.) Characterized by heterogamy.
Heterogamy (n.) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy.
Heterogamy (n.) That form of alternate generation in which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternate; -- in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual generations alternate.
Heterogangliate (a.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system unsymmetrically arranged; -- said of certain invertebrate animals.
Heterogene (a.) Heterogenous.
Heterogeneal (a.) Heterogeneous.
Heterogeneity (n.) The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.
Heterogeneous (a.) Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.
Heterogenesis (n.) Spontaneous generation, so called.
Heterogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more generations; -- opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.
Heterogenetic (a.) Relating to heterogenesis; as, heterogenetic transformations.
Heterogenist (n.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation, or heterogenesis.
Heterogenous (a.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.
Heterogeny (n.) Heterogenesis.
Heterogonous (a.) Characterized by heterogony.
Heterogony (n.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers, different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.
Heterographic (a.) Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic.
Heterography (n.) That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger.
Heterogynous (a.) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless.
Heterologous (a.) Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs.
Heterology (n.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; variation in structure from the normal form; -- opposed to homology.
Heterology (n.) The connection or relation of bodies which have partial identity of composition, but different characteristics and properties; the relation existing between derivatives of the same substance, or of the analogous members of different series; as, ethane, ethyl alcohol, acetic aldehyde, and acetic acid are in heterology with each other, though each in at the same time a member of a distinct homologous series. Cf. Homology.
Heteromera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having heteromerous tarsi.
Heteromerous (a.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homoemorphous, but heteromerous.
Heteromerous (a.) With the parts not corresponding in number.
Heteromerous (a.) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras.
Heteromerous (a.) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles.
Heteromorphic (a.) Deviating from the normal, perfect, or mature form; having different forms at different stages of existence, or in different individuals of the same species; -- applied especially to insects in which there is a wide difference of form between the larva and the adult, and to plants having more than one form of flower.
Heteromorphism (n.) Alt. of Heteromorphy
Heteromorphy (n.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
Heteromorphous (a.) Heteromorphic.
Heteromyaria (n. pl.) A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.
Heteronereis (n.) A free-swimming, dimorphic, sexual form of certain species of Nereis.
Heteronomous (a.) Subject to the law of another.
Heteronomy (n.) Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy.
Heteronomy (n.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires.
Heteronym (n.) That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; -- opposed to homonym.
Heteronymous (a.) Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.
Heteroousian (a.) Having different essential qualities; of a different nature.
Heteroousian (n.) One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.
Heteroousious (a.) See Heteroousian.
Heteropathic (a.) Of or pertaining to the method of heteropathy; allopathic.
Heteropathy (n.) That mode of treating diseases, by which a morbid condition is removed by inducing an opposite morbid condition to supplant it; allopathy.
Heteropelmous (a.) Having each of the two flexor tendons of the toes bifid, the branches of one going to the first and second toes; those of the other, to the third and fourth toes. See Illust. in Append.
Heterophagi (n. pl.) Altrices.
Heterophemist (n.) One liable to the fault of heterophemy.
Heterophemy (n.) The unconscious saying, in speech or in writing, of that which one does not intend to say; -- frequently the very reverse of the thought which is present to consciousness.
Heterophony (n.) An abnormal state of the voice.
Heterophyllous (a.) Having leaves of more than one shape on the same plant.
Heteroplasm (n.) An abnormal formation foreign to the economy, and composed of elements different from those are found in it in its normal condition.
Heteroplastic (a.) Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.
Heteropod (n.) One of the Heteropoda.
Heteropod (a.) Heteropodous.
Heteropoda (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.
Heteropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Heteropoda.
Heteropter (n.) One of the Heteroptera.
Heteroptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which the base of the anterior wings is thickened. See Hemiptera.
Heteroptics (n.) False optics.
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