Definition of Lucifugal
1. Adjective. Light-avoiding.
Medical Definition of Lucifugal
1. Avoiding light. Origin: L. Lux, light, + fugio, to flee from (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Lucifugal
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1. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"... cavern near Torquay, called Kent's Hole, a retreat so dark and gloomy, that no other species, even of this lucifugal family, were found to frequent it. ..."
2. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"lucifugal. A condition in which the patient avoids bright light. Luminous Body. A luminous body is one which is a source of light. ..."