- Heteroscian Het`er*os"cian, n. [Gr. ?; ? other + ? shadow: cf. F. h['e]t['e]roscien.] One who lives either north or south of the tropics, as contrasted with one who lives on the other side of them; -- so called because at noon the shadows always fall in opposite directions (the one northward, the other southward). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.