circadian


cir·ca·di·an

adjective \sər-ˈkā-dē-ən\

: relating to the regular changes in a person or thing that happen in 24-hour periods

Full Definition of CIRCADIAN

:  being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or cycles (as of biological activity or function) <circadian rhythms in activity>

Origin of CIRCADIAN

Latin circa about + dies day + English 2-an — more at deity
First Known Use: 1959

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

cir·ca·di·an

adjective \(ˌ)sər-ˈkad-ē-ən, -ˈkād-; ˌsər-kə-ˈdī-ən, -ˈdē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CIRCADIAN

: being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or cycles (as of biological activity or function) <circadian periodicity> <circadian rhythms in behavior or physiological activity>—compare infradian, ultradian

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