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noc·tur·nal

 (nŏk-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring in the night: nocturnal stillness.
2. Botany Opening at night. Used of flowers.
3. Zoology Most active at night: nocturnal lizards.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin nocturnālis, from Latin nocturnus, from nox, noct-, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

noc·tur′nal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.nocturnally - at night; "nocturnally active bird"
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