heterochrony

noun
het·​er·​och·​ro·​ny | \ -ˈräk-rə-nē How to pronounce heterochrony (audio) \
plural heterochronies

Medical Definition of heterochrony

1 : deviation from the typical embryological sequence of formation of organs and parts as a factor in evolution
2 : irregularity in time relationships specifically : the existence of differences in chronaxies among functionally related tissue elements

Other Words from heterochrony

heterochronous \ -​ˈräk-​rə-​nəs How to pronounce heterochrony (audio) \ adjective

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“Heterochrony.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterochrony. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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