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Biological clock

Definition noun, plural: biological clocks Any of the various mechanisms that regulate biological rhythms Supplement A... Read More

Zeitgeber

Definition noun, plural: zeitgebers An external or environmental cue that helps regulate biological clock that drives... Read More

Chronobiology

Definition noun A biological science that studies time-related phenomena in living organisms Supplement Chronobiology is a... Read More

Circadian rhythm

Circadian Rhythm Definition A circadian rhythm is an endogenously-driven biological rhythm with a period close to 24... Read More

Circadian clock

Definition noun, plural: circadian clocks A molecular mechanism resulting in a circadian rhythm in a living... Read More

Diurnal rhythm

Definition noun, plural: diurnal rhythms A biological rhythm that primarily express a periodicity during daylight... Read More

Chronobiologist

Definition noun, plural: chronobiologists A professional or an expert in the field of chronobiology Supplement A... Read More

Ultradian rhythm

Definition noun, plural: ultradian rhythms A biological rhythm that is repeated throughout a 24-hour circadian day and... Read More

Infradian rhythm

Definition noun, plural: infradian rhythms A biological rhythm that is repeated longer than a 24-hour circadian day and... Read More

photobiology

Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More

Biological

Definition adjective (1) Of or pertaining to biology: the scientific study of life (or living things). (2) Of or relating to... Read More

Chloroplast DNA

Definition noun plural: chloroplast DNAs DNA in the chloroplast that carries the code for proteins and RNAs essential to... Read More

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

Photoperiodism

photoperiodism (Science: biology) Events triggered by duration of illumination or pattern of light/dark cycles: often the... Read More

Nyctinasty

Definition noun, plural: nyctinasties (botany) The nastic movement of plant parts such as leaves and petals in response to... Read More

Nastic movement

Definition noun, plural: nastic movements The non-directional movement (of plants) in response to a stimulus (e.g. humidity,... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More