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heterochrony

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noun het·er·och·ro·ny \-ˈräk-rə-nē\

Medical Definition of heterochrony

plural

heterochronies

  1. 1:  deviation from the typical embryological sequence of formation of organs and parts as a factor in evolution

  2. 2:  irregularity in time relationships; specifically :  the existence of differences in chronaxies among functionally related tissue elements

heterochronous

\-ˈräk-rə-nəs\play adjective

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