Definition of body clock in English:

Share this entry

body clock

Pronunciation: /ˈbädē kläk/


A person’s or animal’s biological clock.
Example sentences
  • Our body clock, our internal clock, is linked to the 24-hour day.
  • Melatonin resets the body clock to synchronize metabolic functions with times of activity and rest.
  • Jet lag occurs, I learned, because changes in time zones confuse our internal body clock or our ‘circadian rhythms’; profound biorhythms which date back to Stone Age man.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bod·y clock

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.