photophobic

[ foh-tuh-foh-bik ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈfoʊ bɪk /

adjective

of or relating to an organism that avoids light.

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Origin of photophobic

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + -phobic
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Medical definitions for photophobic

photophobic
[ fō′tə-fōbĭk ]

adj.

Exhibiting photophobia.
Avoiding light.
Growing best in the absence of light.
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