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[nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɪk təˈfoʊ bi ə/

noun, Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of night or darkness.
(psychiatry) an abnormal dread of night or darkness

a fear of night, darkness; also called noctiphobia

See noctiphobia
Word Origin

nycto- ‘night’

medical Latin, from nycto- “night” + -phobia “fear.” Related: Nyctophobic.

nyctophobia nyc·to·pho·bi·a (nĭk’tə-fō’bē-ə)
An abnormal fear of night or of the dark. Also called scotophobia.


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