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heterochronia in Medicine

heterochronia

(hĕt′ə-rō-krōnē-ə)
n.
  1. The origin or development of tissues or organs at an unusual time or out of the regular sequence.
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Related formshet′er•o•chronic (-krŏnĭk) null adj.
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