Medical Dictionary

metachronous

adj me·tach·ro·nous \mə-ˈtak-rə-nəs\

Definition of METACHRONOUS

1
:  not functioning or occurring synchronously <the metachronous beating of cilia>
2
:  occurring or starting at different times <metachronous cancers of the large bowel—Journal of the American Medical Association>
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