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metachronous

[muh-tak-ruh-nuh s] /məˈtæk rə nəs/
adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. occurring at a different time than a similar event:
metachronous tumors.
2.
Geology. composed of parts formed at different times:
The older late-glacial shorelines are metachronous.
Origin
meta- + Greek chrón(os) ‘time’ + -ous
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