variants or less commonly lucifugal
: avoiding light
a lucifugous creature of the darknessAnatole Broyard

Word History


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

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“Lucifugous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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