scotophily

scotophil

[skoh-tuh-fil]
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.

scotophily [skoh-tof-uh-lee] , noun
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