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chronotype

noun chro·no·type \ ˈkrō-nə-ˌtīp \

medical Definition of chronotype

:the internal circadian rhythm or body clock of an individual that influences the cycle of sleep and activity in a 24-hour period
  • It is also true that we are increasingly sleeping outside of the times normally dictated by our internal circadian clocks (our “chronotype”).
  • Science1 June 2012

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