An adjective meaning 'avoiding light' or nocturnal

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  • lucifugous — shunning the light, 1650s, from L. lucifugus, from stem of lucere to shine (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)) + stem of fugax apt to flee, timid, figuratively transitory, fleeting, from fugere to flee (see FUGITIVE (Cf. fugitive)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lucifugous — adjective a) Having a dislike of light, particularly from the sun. Owls and bats and other such shy and lucifugous creatures. b) nocturnal …   Wiktionary

  • lucifugous — adj. [L. lux, light; fugere, to flee] Avoiding the light, or living in concealment; see photophobic, lucipetal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lucifugous — lu·cif·u·gous …   English syllables

  • lucifugous — adjective light avoiding • Syn: ↑lucifugal • Pertains to noun: ↑phototropism (for: ↑lucifugal), ↑phototropism …   Useful english dictionary

  • lucifugal — adjective light avoiding • Syn: ↑lucifugous • Pertains to noun: ↑phototropism, ↑phototropism (for: ↑lucifugous) * * * adjective see lucifugous …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lucipetal — adj. [L. lux, light; petere, to seek] Requiring light; see lucifugous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • photophobe — adj. [Gr. phos, light; phobos, fear] Shunning or avoiding light; see lucifugous, lucipetal, phengophobe …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • luciferous —   a. illuminating.    ♦ luciform, a. like light.    ♦ lucifugal,    ♦ lucifugous, adj avoiding light.    ♦ lucimeter, n. instrument measuring intensity of light, or sunlight s power of evaporation …   Dictionary of difficult words

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