Metachronism
Metachronism Me*tach"ro*nism, n. [Gr. ?, ?, after the time, happening afterward; ? beyond + ? time: cf. F. m['e]tachronisme.] An error committed in chronology by placing an event after its real time. [1913 Webster]

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  • metachronism — (= metachronal rhythm) Type of synchrony found in the beating of cilia. A metachronal process is one that happens at a later time, and the synchronization is such that the active stroke of an adjacent cilium is slightly delayed so as to minimize… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • metachronism — noun /məˈtækɹənɪzm/ An error in chronological ordering in which a character or an event is placed at too late a time. See Also: prochronism, parachronism, anachronism …   Wiktionary

  • metachronism —   n. anachronism dating thing later than its correct date …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • metachronism — Error in computing time …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • metachronism — noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin metachronismus chronological error, from Greek metachronios, metachronos out of date, anachronistic (from meta after from meta + chronos time) + Latin ismus ism more at meta obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

  • symplectic metachronism — See metachronism …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • parachronism — noun /pɚˈækɹənɪzm/ An error in chronological order in which one is ascribed a later time; metachronism. See Also: parachronistic, prochronism, metachronism, anachronism …   Wiktionary

  • anachronism — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. misdate, prolepsis, anticipation; metachronism, parachronism, prochronism. See time, error. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. misdate, misdating, antedate, postdate, prochronism, chronological error,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Met- — Meta Met a , Met Met [Gr. meta between, with, after; akin to AS. mid with, G. mit, Goth. mi[thorn], E. mid, in midwife.] 1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meta- — Met a , Met Met [Gr. meta between, with, after; akin to AS. mid with, G. mit, Goth. mi[thorn], E. mid, in midwife.] 1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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