lucifugous

adjective
lu·​cif·​u·​gous | \ lüˈsifyəgəs \
variants: or less commonly lucifugal \ -​gəl \

Definition of lucifugous

: avoiding light a lucifugous creature of the darkness— Anatole Broyard

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History and Etymology for lucifugous

lucifugous from Latin lucifugus, from luci- + -fugus (from fugere to flee); lucifugal from Latin lucifugus + English -al

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“Lucifugous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lucifugous. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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