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heteronomous

[het-uh-ron-uh-muh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə məs/
adjective
1.
subject to or involving different laws.
2.
pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy.
3.
Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; heteronom(y) + -ous
Related forms
heteronomously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for heteronomous

heteronomous

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒnɪməs/
adjective
1.
subject to an external law, rule, or authority Compare autonomous
2.
(of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner of growth, development, or specialization
3.
(in Kant's philosophy) directed to an end other than duty for its own sake Compare autonomous (sense 4b)
Derived Forms
heteronomously, adverb
heteronomy, noun
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heteronomous in Medicine

heteronomous het·er·on·o·mous (hět'ə-rŏn'ə-məs)
adj.
Differing in development or manner of specialization.


het'er·on'o·my n.
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