metaghronal rhythm defined in 1951 yearmetaghronal rhythm - metaghronal rhythm;
metaghronal rhythm - Pattern of beating of cilia (as in ciliated epithelium) or multiple limbs (as in Polychaeta). If the effective stroke is defined as occurring backwards, then each cilium or limb is at a slightly earlier stage in the beat cycle than the one behind it, slightly later than the one in front of it. The effective beat therefore appears to pass as a wave forwards in the series of cilia or limbs, though the surrounding fluid is driven backwards.
near metaghronal rhythm in Knolik
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