Definition of metachrony in English:

metachrony

noun

Biology
  • Occurrence in sequence (as opposed to in synchrony); specifically the orderly sequential movement of cilia in a progressive wave.

Origin

1960s. From German Metachronie from ancient Greek μετα- + χρόνος + German -ie.

Pronunciation

metachrony

/mɛˈtakrəni//mɪˈtakrəni/