See also 47. BLACKENING and BLACKNESS ; 292. NIGHT .
- an abnormal fear of darkness. Also called scotophobia .
- 1. the state or condition of being sooty or smoky.
- 2. soot or smoke. —fuliginous , adj.
- any thing or creature that shines or glows in the dark, especially a phosphorescent or bioluminescent marine or other organism. —noctilucine , adj.
- an abnormal love of the night.
- an abnormal fear of darkness or night.
- Rare. the act or process of darkening or obscuring.
- an abnormal fear of shadows.
- vision in dim light or darkness. See also photopia . —scotopic , adj.
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