body clock
noun Date: 1968 the internal mechanisms that schedule periodic bodily functions and activities — usually not used technically

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • body clock — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms body clock : singular body clock plural body clocks the natural system in your body that controls your behaviour at particular times of the day or year, for example what time you wake up or… …   English dictionary

  • body clock — noun (C) the system in your body that controls types of behaviour which happen at regular times, such as sleeping or eating; biological clock …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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