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lucifugous

/ luːˈsɪfjʊɡəs /

adjective

  1. avoiding light


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lucifugous1

C17: from Latin lucifugus, from lux (genitive lūcis ) light + fugere to flee + -ous

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Example Sentences

Lucifugous: fleeing the light: applied to nocturnal forms or those that live in concealment.

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