lucifugous


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lucifugous

(luːˈsɪfjʊɡəs)
adj
avoiding light
[C17: from Latin lucifugus, from lux (genitive lūcis) light + fugere to flee + -ous]
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Adj.1.lucifugous - light-avoiding
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When the debris pile was disassembled, the insect showed a lucifugous behavior.
Ochyroceratids are lucifugous spiders which live in leaf litter and detritus in mesic habitats, and many occur in caves as troglophiles (Gertsch 1973, 1977; Brignoli 1973; Lopez & Lopez 1997; Hormiga et al.
For about 50 years I've been trying to bring the light to believers in religious superstition, who could be referred to as lucifugous - avoiding the light