from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of blind brotuloid fishes inhabiting cave streams in Cuba.
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When the nineteenth century opened, the Catholics of Great Britain were, to quote Cardinal Newman's words, "a gens lucifuga, found in corners and alleys and cellars and the housetops, or in the recesses of the country".
C-value ~ 72 (pg DNA, 2n =28 2. Cave salamander Eurycea lucifuga (no morphological cave adaptations
“Latebrosa et lucifuga natio,” cries the pagan Cæcilius (in
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