heteroradical

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌhɛtɜrəˈrædɪkəl/

Etymology[edit]

From hetero- +‎ radical; ultimately from Ancient Greek ἕτερος (héteros, different) and Latin radix (root).

Noun[edit]

heteroradical (plural heteroradicals)

  1. Either of a pair of homonyms that have different roots
  2. (chemistry) An organic radical in which the unpaired electron is on an atom other than carbon