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Related to thermoperiodism: photoperiodism
ther·mo·pe·ri·od·ism(thûr′mō-pîr′ē-ə-dĭz′əm) also ther·mo·pe·ri·o·dic·i·ty (-dĭs′ĭ-tē)
The effect on an organism of the rhythmic fluctuation of temperature, including responses associated with thermal changes accompanying the alternation of day and night.
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(Botany) botany the response of a plant to cycles of temperature fluctuation
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the effect on the growth and reproduction of plants or animals of timed exposures to varied temperatures. — thermoperiod, n. — thermoperiodic, adj.See also: Biology
the study of the relative day and night temperatures required, in a 24-hour period, to achieve the best growth, reproduction, or flowering of plant species or the growth and reproduction of animals. Also thermoperiodicity. Cf. photoperiodism. — thermoperiodic, thermoperiodical, adj.See also: Plants
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