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biological clock (plural biological clocks)

  1. (biology) Any of several mechanisms that regulate the periodicity of biological functions.
  2. The progression from puberty to menopause during which a woman can bear children.


  • 2005 US Department of Health - Your guide to healthy sleep
    Your biological clock is actually a tiny bundle of cells in your brain that responds to light signals received through your eyes.
  • 1994 Rugh Winter, Bonnie Eaker-Weil - Adultery, the Forgivable Sin
    Take Linda, a thirty-nine-year-old newscaster who relished her career but began to hear the alarm ringing on her biological clock.



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