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biological clock

noun

Simple Definition of biological clock

  • : a system in the body that controls the occurrence of natural processes (such as waking, sleeping, and aging)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of biological clock

  1. :  an inherent timing mechanism in a living system that is inferred to exist in order to explain the timing or periodicity of various behaviors and physiological states and processes

1955

First Known Use of biological clock

1955


Medical Dictionary

biological clock

noun

Medical Definition of biological clock

  1. :  an inherent timing mechanism in a living system (as a cell) that is inferred to exist in order to explain various cyclical behaviors and physiological processes




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