biorhythm

[bahy-oh-rith-uhm]
noun
Physiology. an innate periodicity in an organism's physiological processes, as sleep and wake cycles.

Origin:
1960–65; bio- + rhythm

biorhythmic, adjective
biorhythmicity [bahy-oh-rith-mis-i-tee] , noun
biorhythmist, biorhythmicist, noun
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biorhythm (ˈbaɪəʊˌrɪðəm)
 
n
a cyclically recurring pattern of physiological states in an organism or organ, such as alpha rhythm or circadian rhythm; believed by some to affect physical and mental states and behaviour
 
bio'rhythmic
 
adj
 
bio'rhythmically
 
adv

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biorhythm
1960, from bio- + rhythm.
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biorhythm bi·o·rhythm (bī'ō-rĭð'əm)
n.
A biologically inherent cyclic variation or recurrence of an event or state, such as sleep cycles, circadian rhythms, and periodic diseases.


bi'o·rhyth'mic (-rĭð'mĭk) adj.
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biorhythm   (bī'ō-rĭ'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
A recurring biological process, such as sleep, that is controlled by the circadian rhythms of an organism. See more at circadian rhythm.
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According to the biorhythm theory, the positive period of these cycles would be the best times for record athletic performance.
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