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(ˈdaɪəl) biology
of or lasting for any 24-hour period
a 24-hour period, in relation to animal behaviour patterns


(ˈdaɪ əl, ˈdi-)

of or pertaining to a 24-hour period, esp. a regular daily cycle, as of the physiology or behavior of an organism.
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Further, they can be dehydrated to a family of furanics, as shown in Figure 4, which include furfural, hydroxymethylfurfural, furandicarboxylic acid, and, through Diels Alder chemistry with ethylene, aromatics such as p-xylene and terephthalic acid.
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Other successful operations included the arrests of Julian Forbes and Rebecca Diels for smuggling nearly two kilogrammes of powdered ecstasy into Birmingham from San Francisco.