Heterochronism
Heterochronism Het`er*och"ro*nism, Heterochrony Het`er*och"ro*ny, n. [Gr. ? of different times; ? other + ? time.] (Biol.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Heterochrony — Heterochronism Het er*och ro*nism, Heterochrony Het er*och ro*ny, n. [Gr. ? of different times; ? other + ? time.] (Biol.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homeochronous — |hōmē|äkrənəs, |häm adjective Etymology: home + chronous : recurring at the same period of life in succeeding generations used of organs, traits, or other characters; compare heterochronism 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterochronistic — adjective see heterochronism * * * heterochronistˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑heter …   Useful english dictionary

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  • heterochrony — noun see heterochronism * * * heterochronic /het euhr euh kron ik/, heterochronistic, heterochronous, adj. /het euh rok reuh nee/, n. Biol. a genetic shift in timing of the development of a tissue or anatomical part, or in the onset of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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