nyctophile

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Etymology[edit]

nyct- (night) +‎ -phile (-loving)

Noun[edit]

nyctophile (plural nyctophiles)

  1. (zoology) Any of the Australian bats of the genus Nyctophilus.
  2. A person who loves night or darkness.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for nyctophile in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)