metachronous

[ muh-tak-ruh-nuh s ]
/ məˈtæk rə nəs /

adjective

Medicine/Medical. occurring at a different time than a similar event: metachronous tumors.
Geology. composed of parts formed at different times: The older late-glacial shorelines are metachronous.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of metachronous

meta- + Greek chrón(os) ‘time’ + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020