cir·ca·di·an (sər-kādē-ən, -kădē-, sûr′kə-dīən, -dē-)
Relating to or exhibiting approximately 24-hour periodicity.
[Latin circā, around; see CIRCA + Latin diēs, day; see dyeu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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