heliophilous

adjective
he·​li·​oph·​i·​lous | \ ¦hēlē¦äfələs \
variants: or less commonly heliophilic \ ¦hēlēə¦filik \

Definition of heliophilous

: attracted by or adapted to sunlight

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History and Etymology for heliophilous

heli- entry 1 + -philous or -philic

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“Heliophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heliophilous. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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