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heteroradical

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌhɛtɜrəˈrædɪkəl/, SAMPA: /%hEt2r@"r{dIk@l/

Etymology

From the Greek: 'hetero', meaning to differ, and the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] 'radix' for root.

Noun

Singular
heteroradical

Plural
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heteroradical ({{{1}}})
  1. A word of mixed roots (from Latin and Greek, for example).
    " 'Hydroplaning' is a heteroradical formed from the greek 'hydros' for 'water' and the latin 'planum' for 'a flat surface'.
  2. Either of a pair of homonyms that have different roots
  3. (chemistry) An organic radical in which the unpaired electron is on an atom other than carbon

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