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scotophil

or sco·to·phil·ic

[skoh-tuh-fil or skoh-tuh-fil-ik]
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adjective Biology.
  1. living and flourishing in darkness.
  2. pertaining to the part of the circadian cycle when light does not affect reproduction.
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Related formssco·toph·i·ly [skoh-tof-uh-lee] /skoʊˈtɒf ə li/, noun
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