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diurnal

 [di-er´nal]
pertaining to or occurring during the daytime, or period of light.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ur·nal

(dī-ŭr'năl),
1. Pertaining to the daylight hours; opposite of nocturnal.
2. Repeating once each 24 hours, for example, a diurnal variation or a diurnal rhythm. Compare: circadian.
[L. diurnus, of the day]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

diurnal

(dī-ûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period; daily.
2. Occurring or active during the daytime rather than at night: diurnal animals.
3. Botany Opening during daylight hours and closing at night.
n.
1. A book containing all the offices for the daily canonical hours of prayer except matins.
2. Archaic
a. A diary or journal.
b. A daily newspaper.

di·ur′nal·ly adv.
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diurnal

adjective Daily, during the day.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ur·nal

(dī-ŭr'năl)
1. Pertaining to the daylight hours; opposite of nocturnal.
2. Repeating once each 24 hours (e.g., a diurnal variation or a diurnal rhythm).
Compare: circadian
[L. diurnus, of the day]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

diurnal

Pertaining to a day. Occurring daily or in a day.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

di·ur·nal

(dī-ŭr'năl)
1. Pertaining to the daylight hours.
2. Repeating once each 24 hours.
[L. diurnus, of the day]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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