heterochronism


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heterochronism

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒkrəˌnɪzəm) or

heterochrony

n
(Biology) biology a change in the stage at which developmental processes take place relative to members of the same species
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This can evidence heterochronism of growth and development of both separate systems and organs and the whole child's organism.