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Medical Term:

diurnal periodicity

 

Definition: a circadian rhythm with primary expression of the periodicity during daylight hours, as in the release of microfilariae of Loa loa into the peripheral blood during the day, with far fewer released at night; associated with the day-biting habits of the vector, Chrysops species.

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