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diurnal

Pronunciation: /daɪˈɜːrnl; daɪˈɜːnl/

Translation of diurnal in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Biology/Biología] [animal/flower] diurno
    Example sentences
    • They are diurnal herbivores, hiding in reef crevices during nighttime and browsing over reefs to feed during the day.
    • Conversely, subdominant fish were diurnal and occupied large home ranges by day but were generally not observed at night.
    • Accipitrids are diurnal birds of prey with broad wings, hooked beaks, strong legs and feet and sharp talons.
    Example sentences
    • Are diurnal changes of turgor and leaf growth correlated with each other?
    • Ammonium concentrations in roots and leaves undergo diurnal changes.
    • NRA showed important diurnal changes in leaves and roots tissues.
    1.2 (recurring daily) diario
    Example sentences
    • Universal, reliable and even human-made light, completely independent of diurnal rhythm, has abolished the shamanist aspects of our calling.
    • This apparently inefficient system gives us the ability to deal with the natural variability of the diurnal rhythms of light and temperature.
    • The diurnal rhythm of cortisol secretion in the horse peaks at approximately 0600 h and is least at approximately 1800 h.

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