Adjective "circadian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/səːˈkeɪdɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of biological processes) recurring naturally on a twenty-four-hour cycle, even in the absence of light fluctuations.
  1. 'Terry learned to eat in tune with his natural circadian rhythms.'
  2. 'Otherwise known as our circadian rhythm, our 24-hour body clock resets itself at sunrise and sunset each day.'
  3. 'Jet lag happens when the body's circadian rhythms are disrupted by changes in light.'

Definitions

1. noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals.

More examples(as adjective)

"rhythms can be circadian."

"variations can be circadian."

"outputs can be circadian."

"patterns can be circadian."

"pacemakers can be circadian."

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Origin

1950s: formed irregularly from Latin circa ‘about’ + dies ‘day’.