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scotophobin

[skoh-tuh-foh-bin] /ˌskoʊ təˈfoʊ bɪn/
noun
1.
a peptide isolated from the brains of rats conditioned to avoid darkness, alleged to induce a dark-avoidance response in untrained rats, mice, and other animals.
Related forms
scotophobic, adjective
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