Occurring in sequence.

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se·quen·tial si-'kwen-chəl adj
1) occurring as a sequela of disease or injury
2) of, relating to, forming, or taken in a sequence <\sequential pills for contraception>
sequential n a birth control pill of which those taken during approximately the first three weeks contain only estrogen and those taken during the rest of the cycle contain both estrogen and progestogen

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