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.
The gender approach in humanistic sciences is quickly developing, although there is still some heterochronism in various sciences.