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metachronous

adjective me·tach·ro·nous \ mə-ˈtak-rə-nəs \

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 bowel
  • Journal of the American Medical Association

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