Lack of synchronization.
In biology, heterochrony is defined as a developmental change in the timing of events, leading to changes in size and shape. There are two main components, namely (i) the onset and offset of a particular process, and (ii) the rate at which the process operates. A developmental process in one species can only be described as heterochronic in relati...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterochrony
(pronounced HET-er-oh-CROW-knee) heterochrony meaning differeny time) is a evolutionary (genetically determined) change in the timing of developmental events or a change in the growth rate, as compared to the same events in ancestors. For example, the time it takes to grow to adulthood may change over time. Found on http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/
• (n.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/heterochrony/
divergence from normal time sequenceFound on http://phrontistery.info/h.html
heterochronia, heterochronism, heterochronous, heterochrony The occurrence of a process, or development of a tissue, organ, or organic form, at an abnormal time or out of a regular sequence.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2781/6
Lack of synchronisation. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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