circannual


circannual
circ·an·nu·al (')sər-'kan-yə(-wə)l adj having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately yearly periods or cycles (as of biological activity or function) <\circannual rhythmicity>

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cir·can·nu·al (sər-kanґu-əl) [L. circa about + annus year] occurring every year; applied especially to the rhythmic repetition of certain phenomena (e.g., the flowering of plants) in living organisms at about the same time each year.

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