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chronobiology

[kron-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science or study of the effect of time, especially rhythms, on living systems.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; chrono- + biology
Related forms
chronobiological
[kron-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɒn oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
chronobiologist, noun
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Examples from the web for chronobiology
  • chronobiology is a branch of biology that studies rhythms in living beings.
  • Biorhythmics has echoes of chronobiology, the study of biological rhythms.
British Dictionary definitions for chronobiology

chronobiology

/ˌkrɒnəbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌkrəʊnə-/
noun
1.
the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organisms See also biological clock, circadian
Derived Forms
chronobiologist, noun
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chronobiology in Medicine

chronobiology chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy (krŏn'ō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effect of time on biological events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individuals.

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