Heteromerous Het`er*om"er*ous, a. [See {Heteromera}.] 1. (Chem & Crystallog.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are hom[oe]morphous, but heteromerous. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) With the parts not corresponding in number. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras. (b) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles. [1913 Webster]

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  • heteromerous — /het euh rom euhr euhs/, adj. having or consisting of parts that differ in quality, number of elements, or the like: a heteromerous flower. [1820 30; HETERO + MEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteromerous — /hɛtəˈrɒmərəs/ (say hetuh romuhruhs) adjective having or consisting of parts which differ in quality, number of elements, or the like: a heteromerous flower. {hetero + mer(e) + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • heteromerous — adjective Having different types or numbers of parts (within the same or similar structure) …   Wiktionary

  • heteromerous — SYN: heteromeric (2). * * * het·er·om·er·ous (het″ər omґər əs) heteromeric …   Medical dictionary

  • heteromerous — adj. composed of differing parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteromerous — [ˌhɛtə rɒm(ə)rəs] adjective Biology having or composed of parts that differ in number or position …   English new terms dictionary

  • heteromerous — het·er·om·er·ous …   English syllables

  • heteromerous — het•er•om•er•ous [[t]ˌhɛt əˈrɒm ər əs[/t]] adj. bio bio having parts that differ in quality, number of elements, or the like • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

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