(adjective; Greek heteros
, different; meros
, part): 1. Nonuniformity in number of parts between organisms of the same species
, or organs on the same individual.
See also: homeomerous. 2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) In Coleoptera, the tarsi are usually 5,5,4 segments in both sexes, occasionally 4,4,4, and rarely 3,4,4 in males, very rarely 3,3,3