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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]
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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.
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noc·tur·nal

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

pertaining to the night.
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The effect of existing malaria vector control programs (targeted for anopheline species of mosquitoes) on DENV vectors is likely to be minimal because malaria control in Africa is typically conducted in rural settings, targeting the nocturnally active vectors inside homes with long- lasting insecticide-treated bed nets or in the large natural water bodies where breeding occurs.
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