from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearing light; specifically, pertaining to the movement of organisms toward a less intensely illuminated area; exhibiting negative photopathy or phototaxis; photophobic.
- n. A photophobic organism, or one that turns away from the light.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As a photophobe, I say a general happy dance and a bit of dark chocolate will suffice.