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chronobiology

[ kron-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the science or study of the effect of time, especially rhythms, on living systems.
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Origin of chronobiology

First recorded in 1975–80; chrono- + biology

OTHER WORDS FROM chronobiology

chron·o·bi·o·log·i·cal [kron-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌkrɒn oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivechron·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chronobiology

chronobiology
/ (ˌkrɒnəbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ, ˌkrəʊnə-) /

noun
the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organismsSee also biological clock, circadian

Derived forms of chronobiology

chronobiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for chronobiology

chronobiology
[ krŏn′ō-bī-ŏlə-jē ]

n.
The study of the effect of time on biological events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individuals.
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