Definition of Lucifugal

1. Adjective. Light-avoiding.

Exact synonyms: Lucifugous
Partainyms: Phototropism, Phototropism



Medical Definition of Lucifugal

1. Avoiding light. Origin: L. Lux, light, + fugio, to flee from (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lucifugal

lucidness
lucidnesses
lucidol
lucies
lucifer
luciferase
luciferases
luciferin
luciferins
luciferous
luciferously
lucifers
luciferyl adenylate
lucific
luciform
lucifugal (current term)
lucifugous
lucigen
lucigenin
lucigens
lucimeter
lucimeters
lucimycin
lucinid
lucinids
lucipetal
lucites
luck
luck in
luck into

Literary usage of Lucifugal

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1. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"... cavern near Torquay, called Kent's Hole, a retreat so dark and gloomy, that no other species, even of this lucifugal family, were found to frequent it. ..."

2. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"lucifugal. A condition in which the patient avoids bright light. Luminous Body. A luminous body is one which is a source of light. ..."

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