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heterochronia

[ hĕt′ə-rō-krōnē-ə ]
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n.
The origin or development of tissues or organs at an unusual time or out of the regular sequence.
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Other words from heterochronia

het′er•o•chronic (-krŏnĭk) null adj.
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