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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.


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


(ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the science or study of the effect of time, esp. rhythms, on living systems.
chron`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
chron`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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Chronobiology is the study of how organisms adapt to solar- and lunar-related rhythms.
Chronobiology, or the study of biological clocks, is now a growing field of research thanks to the pioneering work of the three scientists, who explained the role of specific genes in keeping animal bodies in step with light and darkness.
Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbach, researchers at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and Michael Young of Rockefeller University in New York pioneered research in chronobiology, or the study of the molecular mechanisms that control the body's circadian systems.
In 1729, the astronomer, Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, performed the first-known experiments in chronobiology, or the study of "adaptations evolved by living organisms to cope with regular geophysical cycles in their environment," displaying that the spontaneous daily rise and nightly fall of the sensitive plant's leaves persist even while kept in the absence of light under constant conditions.
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The chronobiology of the Natal mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis.
Another endorsement of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring came out last year from the International Society for Chronobiology
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The study of investigating and quantifying the periodic changes in temperature and hormones and other time-dependent physiological oscillations is called chronobiology.
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2] Centre for Sleep-wake Disorders and Chronobiology, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherlands