acrophase

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acrophase (plural acrophases)

  1. (physiology) The time period in a cycle during which the cycle crests or peaks, especially the upper part of a sine wave fitted to a measurement of a circadian pattern or other biological rhythm.
    The acrophase of the metabolic process ran from shortly mid-morning until sunset, with the peak amplitude recorded in mid-afternoon.

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