of or relating to an organism, as a plant, that is receptive to, seeks, or thrives in light.
Also pho·toph·i·lous [foh-tof-uh-luh s] /foʊˈtɒf ə ləs/.
Origin of photophilic
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The photophilous parts of these plants are "seasonably complementary."Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
(esp of plants) growing best in strong light
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