Medical Dictionary

metachronous

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

Medical Definition of metachronous

  1. 1:  not functioning or occurring synchronously <the metachronous beating of cilia>

  2. 2:  occurring or starting at different times <metachronous cancers of the large bowel—Journal of the American Medical Association>


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