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)
n.
An abnormal fear of night or of the dark. Also called scotophobia.

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