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The study of the biologic rhythms of plants and animals, particularly those rhythms showing seasonal variation.
[G. phainō, to appear, + logos, study]
1. The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.
2. The timing of a periodic biological phenomenon in relation to climatic conditions.
phe′no·log′i·cal (fē′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phenology(fē-nŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. phainesthai, to appear, + logos, word, reason]
The study of the effects of climate on living things.