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  • adj. Having a dislike of light, particularly from the sun.
  • adj. nocturnal

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shunning light; avoiding daylight: applied to various animals, as bats, cockroaches, etc.

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  • adj. light-avoiding


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  • "Lucifugous," as applied to certain plants and politicians. Antonyms "luciphilous" and "photophilic."

    November 7, 2012