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photophilic

[foh-tuh-fil-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an organism, as a plant, that is receptive to, seeks, or thrives in light.
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Also pho·toph·i·lous [foh-tof-uh-luh s] /foʊˈtɒf ə ləs/.

Origin of photophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; photo- + -philic
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