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cycle

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noun cy·cle \ˈsī-kəl\

Medical Definition of cycle

  1. 1:  a recurring series of events: asa (1):  a series of stages through which an organism tends to pass once in a fixed order <the common cycle of birth, growth, senescence and death—T. C. Schneirla & Gerard Piel>; also :  a series of stages through which a population of organisms tends to pass more or less in synchrony <the mosquito-hatching cycle>—see life cycle (2):  a series of physiological, biochemical, or psychological stages that recur in the same individual—see cardiac cycle, menstrual cycle; krebs cycleb:  one complete performance of a vibration, electric oscillation, current alternation, or other periodic processc:  a series of ecological stages through which a substance tends to pass and which usually but not always leads back to the starting point <the cycle of nitrogen in the living world>

  2. 2:  ring 2

cy·clic \ˈsī-klik also ˈsik-lik\play play or cy·cli·cal \ˈsī-kli-kəl, ˈsik-li-\play play adjective
cy·cli·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play also cy·clic·ly \ˈsī-kli-klē, ˈsik-li-\play adverb



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cycle

intransitive verb cy·cle

Medical Definition of cycle

cycled; cycling

  1. :  to undergo the estrous cycle <the mare has begun cycling>





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