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[hoh-mok-ruh-nuh s, ho-]
  1. (of a genetic character) occurring at the same age or period in the offspring as in the parent.
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Origin of homochronous

First recorded in 1875–80, homochronous is from the Greek word homóchronos of the same time. See homo-, chron-, -ous
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Historical Examples of homochronous

  • Homochronous: changes in an organism which appear in the offspring at the same age at which they did in the parent.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith