heteronomous [het΄ər än′ə məs]
[ HETERO- + Gr nomos, law (see -NOMY) + -OUS]
1. subject to another's laws or rule
2. subject to different laws of growth; differentiated or specialized, as some parts or organs are
heteronomy [het΄ər än′əmē]

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  • Heteronomous — Het er*on o*mous, a. [Hetero + Gr. no mos law.] Subject to the law of another. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heteronomous — 1. Different from the type; abnormal. 2. Subject to the direction or control of another; not self governing. Cf.:autonomous. [hetero + G. nomos, law] * * * het·er·on·o·mous .het ə rän ə məs adj specialized along different lines of growth or under …   Medical dictionary

  • heteronomous — adjective Date: circa 1871 subject to external controls and impositions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heteronomous — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; nomos, usage] Having unlike segments; differing in development or function …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heteronomous — heteronomously, adv. /het euh ron euh meuhs/, adj. 1. subject to or involving different laws. 2. pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy. 3. Biol. subject to different laws of growth or specialization. [1815 25; HETERONOM(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteronomous — adjective a) not autonomous b) (of parts of an organism) differing in development or in specialization Ant: autonomous See Also: heteronomy …   Wiktionary

  • heteronomous — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, governmental, gubernatorial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heteronomous — het·er·on·o·mous || ‚hetÉ™ rÉ‘nÉ™mÉ™s / rÉ’n adj. having different laws, subject to the laws of another; having different laws of growth (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteronomous — [ˌhɛtə rɒnəməs] adjective 1》 subject to a law or standard external to itself. 2》 Biology subject to different laws of growth and development. Derivatives heteronomy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • heteronomous — het·er·on·o·mous …   English syllables

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