zeitgeber


zeit·ge·ber

noun \ˈtsīt-ˌgā-bər, ˈzīt-\

Definition of ZEITGEBER

:  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

zeit·ge·ber

noun \ˈtsīt-ˌgā-bər, ˈzīt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZEITGEBER

: 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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