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 (sĭng′krə-nəl, sĭn′-)


(ˈsɪŋ krə nəs)

1. occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
2. going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
3. (of two or more electrical devices) having the same frequency or period; in phase.
[1660–70; < Late Latin synchronus < Greek sýnchronos=syn- syn- + -chronos, adj. derivative of chrónos time; see -ous]
syn′chro•nous•ly, adv.
syn′chro•nous•ness, n.
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Adj.1.synchronal - occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations"
synchronic - concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents; "synchronic linguistics"
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Considering the synchronal usage of these terms in anatomy and in the clinic, it would seem appropriate to include both in the official terminology.
Besides, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the polymers was conducted on a DTG-60H synchronal thermal analyzer (Shimadzu, Kyoto, Japan) at a heating rate of 10[degrees]C [min.sup.-1] under argon atmosphere from 20 to 600[degrees]C.
The results show that there are synchronal abnormalities in some brain areas of depressive patients in the resting state.