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scotophil

[skoh-tuh-fil] /ˈskoʊ tə fɪl/
adjective, Biology
1.
living and flourishing in darkness.
2.
pertaining to the part of the circadian cycle when light does not affect reproduction.
Also, scotophilic.
Related forms
scotophily [skoh-tof-uh-lee] /skoʊˈtɒf ə li/ (Show IPA), noun
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