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photophobic

[foh-tuh-foh-bik] /ˌfoʊ təˈfoʊ bɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an organism that avoids light.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; photo- + -phobic
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Examples for photophobic
  • She was photophobic with transient limitation of vision in the left visual field.
  • Individuals are only found in shaded areas on the undersides of cobbles and boulders, and they appear to be photophobic.
photophobic in Medicine

photophobic pho·to·pho·bic (fō'tə-fō'bĭk)
adj.

  1. Exhibiting photophobia.

  2. Avoiding light.

  3. Growing best in the absence of light.

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