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chronotype

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noun chro·no·type \ˈkrō-nə-ˌtīp\

Medical Definition of chronotype

  1. :  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”).—Science, 1 June 2012


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