heteroscian

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).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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