Definition of metachronal in English:

metachronal

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈkrəʊnl/

adjective

Biology
  • Occurring sequentially, in a regular order; of the nature of, characteristic of, or exhibiting metachrony.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Experimental Zoology. From meta- + ancient Greek χρόνος + -al, after German metachron.