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a fear of night, darkness; also called noctiphobia
medical Latin, from nycto- "night" + -phobia "fear." Related: Nyctophobic.
nyctophobia nyc·to·pho·bi·a (nĭk'tə-fō'bē-ə)n. An abnormal fear of night or of the dark. Also called scotophobia.