diurnation

noun
di·​ur·​na·​tion | \ ˌdī(ˌ)ərˈnāshən \
plural -s

Definition of diurnation

1 : the habit of sleeping or being quiescent by day the diurnation of bats
2 : a daily recurrent fluctuation in an ecological community (as the vertical movement of plankton)

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History and Etymology for diurnation

Latin diurnus of the day, daily + English -ation (as in hibernation)

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“Diurnation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diurnation. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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