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noc·tur·nal

(nok-ter'năl),
Pertaining to the hours of darkness; opposite of diurnal (1).
[L. nocturnus, of the night]

nocturnal

/noc·tur·nal/ (nok-tur´n'l) pertaining to, occurring at, or active at night.

nocturnal

(nŏk-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring in the night: nocturnal stillness.
2. Zoology Most active at night: nocturnal lizards.

noc·tur′nal·ly adv.

nocturnal

[noktur′nəl]
Etymology: L, nocturnus, by night
1 pertaining to or occurring during the night.
2 describing an individual or animal that is active at night and sleeps during the day.

noc·tur·nal

(nok-tŭr'năl)
Pertaining to the hours of darkness; opposite of diurnal (1).
[L. nocturnus, of the night]

nocturnal

pertaining to the night.

nocturnal

relating to the hours of darkness; opposite of diurnal

nocturnal

active by night.

nocturnal mite
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