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(of biological processes) recurring naturally on a twenty-four-hour cycle, even in the absence of light fluctuations.‘a circadian rhythm’
daily, everyday, occurring each day, occurring every day, day-to-dayView synonyms
- ‘While discussing the mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms, it would be well worth mentioning their genetic basis.’
- ‘Jet lag happens when the body's circadian rhythms are disrupted by changes in light.’
- ‘Otherwise known as our circadian rhythm, our 24-hour body clock resets itself at sunrise and sunset each day.’
- ‘Terry learned to eat in tune with his natural circadian rhythms.’
- ‘In continuous light, circadian growth rhythms were detectable for up to 2 weeks.’
1950s: formed irregularly from Latin circa ‘about’ + dies ‘day’.
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