[ hĕt′ə-rō-krō′nē-ə ]
The origin or development of tissues or organs at an unusual time or out of the regular sequence.
Words nearby heterochronia
Other words from heterochroniahet′er•o•chron′ic (-krŏn′ĭk) null adj.
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