1. 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.

Raw and indigested, heterodox, preaching.

2. Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; — said of persons. Macaulay.

Het"er*o*dox`ly, adv.Het"er*o*dox`ness, n.

(Het"er*o*dox), n. An opinion opposed to some accepted standard. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Het"er*o*dox`al) a. Not orthodox. Howell.

(Het"er*o*dox`y) n. [Gr. : cf. F. hétérodoxie.] 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. Bp. Bull.

(Het`er*od"ro*mous) a. [Hetero- + Gr. to run.]

1. (Bot.) Having spirals of changing direction. Gray.

2. (Mech.) 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.

(Het`er*og"a*mous) a. [Hetero- + Gr. ga`mos marriage: cf. F. hétérogame.] (Bot. & Biol.) (a) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster. (b) Characterized by heterogamy.

(Het`er*og"a*my) n. [See Heterogamous.]

1. (Bot.) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; — opposed to orthogamy.

2. (Biol.) 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. Claus & Sedgwick.

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