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zeitgeber

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noun zeit·ge·ber \ˈtsīt-ˌgā-bər, ˈzīt-\

Definition of zeitgeber

  1. :  an environmental agent or event (as the occurrence of light or dark) that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism



Origin of zeitgeber

German, from Zeit time + Geber giver


First Known Use: 1964

Rhymes with zeitgeber


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noun zeit·ge·ber \ˈtsīt-ˌgā-bər, ˈzīt-\

Medical Definition of zeitgeber

  1. :  an environmental agent or event (as the occurrence of light or dark) that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism




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