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chronobiology Syllabification: chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌkränōˌbīˈäləjē/ /ˌkrōnōˌbīˈäləjē/

Definition of chronobiology in English:


The branch of biology concerned with natural physiological rhythms and other cyclical phenomena.
Example sentences
  • Night fears are justified: chronobiology, the study of how the time of day affects the body's functions, is beginning to show that many diseases become worse at night.
  • Some education in sleep medicine and chronobiology occurs in undergraduate medical education, and additional curricular efforts to expand this exposure are underway at these levels of training.
  • In the lexicon of chronobiology, the science of body time, Dave is an owl and I'm a lark, and learning how to deal with the difference can turn you into a top performer.


Pronunciation: /-ˌbīˈäləjist/
Example sentences
  • Our study supports the beliefs of many chronobiologists or body clock scientists, who have suggested that if we don't listen to our body clock we won't perform as effectively.
  • ‘Everyone knows how to tell time, but few people know how to tell body time,’ says Michael Smolensky, Ph.D., a chronobiologist, University of Texas-Houston professor and co-author of The Body Clock Guide to Better Health.
  • For the first five weeks MacArthur averaged 5.54 hours sleep a day; for the past 10 days she's been down to less than four, though she has been taught techniques to help her catnap by Claudio Stampi, a ‘chronobiologist’.
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