nyctophobia

nyctophobia

[nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of night or darkness.

Origin:
nycto- + -phobia

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nyctophobia (ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
 
n
psychiatry an abnormal dread of night or darkness
 
[nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -phobia]
 
nycto'phobic
 
adj

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Main Entry:  nyctophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a fear of night, darkness; also called noctiphobia
Etymology:  nycto- 'night'
Main Entry:  nyctophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See noctiphobia
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nyctophobia nyc·to·pho·bi·a (nĭk'tə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of night or of the dark. Also called scotophobia.

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