chronobiology

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chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy

 (krŏn′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effects of time and rhythmical phenomena on life processes.

chron′o·bi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
chron′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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chronobiology

(ˌkrɒnəbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌkrəʊnə-)
n
(Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organisms. See also biological clock, circadian
ˌchronobiˈologist n
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chron•o•bi•ol•o•gy

(ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the science or study of the effect of time, esp. rhythms, on living systems.
[1975–80]
chron`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
chron`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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