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biorhythm

Line breaks: bio|rhythm
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)rɪð(ə)m
 
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Definition of biorhythm in English:

noun

1A recurring cycle in the physiology or functioning of an organism, such as the daily cycle of sleeping and waking.
Example sentences
  • The pineal gland is thought to be involved in the maintenance of daily and seasonal biorhythms as well as in the timing of reproduction.
  • Studies indicate that light regulation and control of biorhythms are functionally interrelated and possibly have a common evolutionary origin.
  • Yet, it is increasingly common for people to override basic biorhythms and ignore the biological signals for sleep.
1.1A cyclic pattern of physical, emotional, or mental activity believed to occur in a person’s life: I found that the music suited my biorhythms
More example sentences
  • Actress Susan St. James, a fervid believer in biorhythms, once described on a television talk show how she had done this.
  • Sometimes you get tired quicker, there's all sorts of biorhythms, all other factors that can help, but mental toughness I think it comes with the territory of training and preparation.
  • For example, there are very many people who do not fit the predicted patterns of biorhythm theory.

Derivatives

biorhythmic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈrɪðmɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It didn't ultimately matter and nothing did apart from the outcome of a showpiece the combatants entered at biorhythmic opposites.
  • It may have been biorhythmic testosterone adjustment but it was probably more the polls.
  • The Sorrells use a computer program that spits out something from the I Ching for each of the 512 biorhythmic combos of their system.

Words that rhyme with biorhythm

fathomrhythm

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