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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