(||Het`e*rop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. other + -poda.] (Zoöl.) 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.

(Het`er*op"o*dous) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Heteropoda.

(Het`er*op"ter) n. One of the Heteroptera.

(||Het`e*rop"te*ra) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. other + a wing.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which the base of the anterior wings is thickened. See Hemiptera.

(Het`er*op"tics) n. [Hetero- + optics.] False optics. Spectator.

(Het`er*os"cian) n. [Gr. other + shadow: cf. F. hétéroscien.] 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).

(||Het`e*ro"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. alteration, fr. other, different.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which one form of a noun, verb, or pronoun, and the like, is used for another, as in the sentence: "What is life to such as me?" Aytoun.

(||Het`e*ro*so"ma*ti) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. other + body.] (Zoöl.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also Heterosomata, Heterosomi.

(Het`er*o*spor"ic Het`er*o*spor"ous) a. [Hetero- + spore.] (Bot.) Producing two kinds of spores unlike each other.

(Het"er*o*styled) a. (Bot.) Having styles of two or more distinct forms or lengths. Darwin.

(Het`er*o*sty"lism) n. (Bot.) The condition of being heterostyled.

(Het`er*o*tac"tous) a. (Biol.) Relating to, or characterized by, heterotaxy.

(Het"er*o*tax`y) n. [Hetero- + Gr. an arrangement, fr. to arrange.] (Biol.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

(Het`er*ot"o*pism Het`er*ot"o*py) n. [Hetero- + Gr. place: cf. F. hétérotopie.]

1. (Med.) A deviation from the natural position; — a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.

2. (Biol.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells.

(||Het`e*rot"ri*cha) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. other + gen. a hair.] (Zoöl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria, having fine cilia all over the body, and a circle of larger ones around the anterior end.

(Het`er*ot"ro*pal Het`er*ot"ro*pous) a. [Gr. "etero`tropos turning another way; other + to turn: cf. F. hétérotrope.] (Bot.) Having the embryo or ovule oblique or transverse to the funiculus; amphitropous. Gray.

(He"thing) n. Contempt; scorn. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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