Having different names or expressed in different terms. [G. heteronymos, having a different name, fr. onyma, or onoma, name]

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het·er·on·y·mous (het″ər-onґĭ-məs) [heter- + Gr. onyma name] in ophthalmology, pertaining to the noncorresponding vertical halves of the visual fields of both eyes, i.e., the nasal half of the left eye and the nasal of the right, or the temporal half of the left eye and the temporal of the right.

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  • heteronymous — [het΄ər än′ə məs] adj. [Gr heterōnymos < hetero, HETERO + onyma, NAME] 1. of, or having the nature of, a heteronym 2. having different names: said as of a pair of correlatives [“son” and “daughter” are heteronymous] …   English World dictionary

  • Heteronymous — Het er*on y*mous, a. [Hetero + Gr. o nyma, for o noma a name.] Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations. J. Le Conte. {Het er*on y*mous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heteronymous — heteronymously, adv. /het euh ron euh meuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives: Father and son are heteronymous relatives. [1725 35; < LGk heterónymos having a… …   Universalium

  • heteronymous — adjective a) Of, or relating to a heteronym b) Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other …   Wiktionary

  • heteronymous — adj. of or pertaining to a heteronym, pertaining to a word which has the same written form as another word but differs in pronunciation and meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteronymous — het·er·on·y·mous …   English syllables

  • heteronymous — /hɛtəˈrɒnəməs/ (say hetuh ronuhmuhs) adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives. 3. Optics denoting or relating to the images formed in a kind of double vision in which the image …  

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  • heteronymous hemianopia — hemianopia affecting the nasal or the temporal half of the field of vision of each eye …   Medical dictionary

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