Definition of diel in English:

diel

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːl
 
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adjective

Biology
  • Denoting or involving a period of twenty-four hours: tidal and diel cycles
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    • Two additional cruises were conducted during calm periods to determine diel variation in the vertical distribution of C. concholepas competent larvae.
    • Water movement and diel cycles of internal water distribution between water-storage hydrenchyma and photosynthetic chlorenchyma has also been demonstrated for A. deserti, Ferocactus acanthodes and Opuntia ficus-indica.
    • Specimens were collected over a broad range of times to ensure that foods consumed throughout the diel cycle were represented.

Origin

1930s: from Latin dies 'day' + -(a)l (see -al).

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