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photophilic

[foh-tuh-fil-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an organism, as a plant, that is receptive to, seeks, or thrives in light.
Also, photophilous
[foh-tof-uh-luh s] /foʊˈtɒf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of photophilic
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; photo- + -philic
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