Definition of Lucifugous

1. Adjective. Light-avoiding.

Exact synonyms: Lucifugal
Partainyms: Phototropism, Phototropism



Definition of Lucifugous

1. Adjective. Having a dislike of light, particularly from the sun. ¹

2. Adjective. nocturnal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lucifugous

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

Literary usage of Lucifugous

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"NEW FACTS REGARDING BLIND, NON-CAVERNICOLOUS, OR lucifugous FORMS. Although not a cave-dweller, the blind goby of the Califor- nian coast lives in similar ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"Many of these Hete- romera are lucifugous. This division will include the three following families. ..."

3. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1851)
"... we are told, is not lucifugous like that of Rome; it seeks the light, has large trust in common sense and an open Bible, and asks only a clear field and ..."

4. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"... and too hardy and vigorous to succumb to the deadly effects of a life in perpetual darkness, and with, perhaps, already partially lucifugous habits, ..."

5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1895)
"7. COMPTE RENDU. L'ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES. Paris, Nov. 5, 1894. —On the formation of new colonies in the lucifugous Termite ( Termes ..."

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