metachronous

adjective

me·​tach·​ro·​nous mə-ˈtak-rə-nəs How to pronounce metachronous (audio)
1
: not functioning or occurring synchronously
the metachronous beating of cilia
2
: occurring or starting at different times
metachronous cancers of the large bowelThe Journal 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 17 Jul. 2024.

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