allochronic

adjective
al·​lo·​chron·​ic

Definition of allochronic 

of taxa

: occurring in different segments of geologic time : not contemporaneous — compare synchronic

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of allochronic

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allochronic

all- + chronic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about allochronic

Share allochronic

Statistics for allochronic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for allochronic

The first known use of allochronic was in 1942

See more words from the same year

Comments on allochronic

What made you want to look up allochronic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express warning or disapproval

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!