variant of .

before vowels nyct-, word-forming element meaning “night,” from Latinized form of Greek nykto-, comb. form of nyx “night” (see night).

nycto- or nyct-
Night: nyctophobia.


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  • Nyctophilia

    noun a love or preference for night, darkness Word Origin nycto- ‘night’ nyctophilia nyc·to·phil·i·a (nĭk’tə-fĭl’ē-ə) n. A preference for the night or darkness. Also called scotophilia.

  • Nyctophobia

    [nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɪk təˈfoʊ bi ə/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. an abnormal fear of night or darkness. /ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə/ noun 1. (psychiatry) an abnormal dread of night or darkness noun a fear of night, darkness; also called noctiphobia See noctiphobia Word Origin nycto- ‘night’ n. medical Latin, from nycto- “night” + -phobia “fear.” Related: Nyctophobic. nyctophobia nyc·to·pho·bi·a (nĭk’tə-fō’bē-ə) […]

  • Nycturia

    [nik-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-] /nɪkˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər-/ noun 1. . [nok-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-] /nɒkˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər-/ noun 1. a condition in which one often wakes up during the night to urinate. /nɒktˈjʊərɪə/ noun 1. abnormally excessive urination during the night nocturia noc·tu·ri·a (nŏk-tur’ē-ə, -tyur’-) n. Urination at night, especially if excessive.

  • Nydia

    [nid-ee-uh] /ˈnɪd i ə/ noun 1. a female given name.

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