metachronous

adjective
me·​tach·​ro·​nous | \ mə-ˈtak-rə-nəs How to pronounce metachronous (audio) \

Medical 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 bowelJournal of the American Medical Association

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“Metachronous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metachronous. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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