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chronobiology

 [kron″o-bi-ol´ah-je]
the scientific study of the effect of time on living systems and of biological rhythms. adj., adj chronobiolog´ic, chronobiolog´ical.

chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy

(kron'ō-bī-ol'ō-jē),
That aspect of biology concerned with the timing of biologic events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individual organisms.
[chrono- + G. bios, life, + logos, study]

chronobiology

/chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy/ (kron″o-bi-ol´ah-je) the scientific study of the effect of time on living systems and of biological rhythms.chronobiolog´icchronobiolog´ical

chronobiology

(krŏn′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effects of time and rhythmical phenomena on life processes.

chron′o·bi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
chron′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.

chronobiology

the study of the effects of time on living systems.
Pharmacology The formal study of the effects of circadian rhythms on the timing of illness and therapy
Physiology The formal study of circadian rhythms on physiologic and pathologic events

chronobiology

Pharmacology The formal study of the effects of circadian rhythms on the timing of illness, and therapy Physiology The formal study of circadian rhythms on physiologic and pathologic events. See Biorhythm, Chronotherapy, Circadian rhythm.

chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy

(kron'ō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
That aspect of biology concerned with the timing of biologic events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena.
[chrono- + G. bios, life, + logos, study]

chronobiology,

n the study of effects of time and cycles in biological systems.

chronobiology

the scientific study of the effect of time on living systems and of biological rhythms.
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