diel

[dahy-uhl, dee-]
adjective Biology.
of or pertaining to a 24-hour period, especially a regular daily cycle, as of the physiology or behavior of an organism.

Origin:
1930–35; apparently < Latin di(ēs) day + -al1, spelling with e to avoid identity with dial

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