- fear). "Nyx" has also contributed to other medical terms such as "nyctalopia" (night blindness) and "nyctanopia" (impaired vision in dim light and in the dark). Another term for fear of the dark is scotophobia.
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* * *nyc·to·pho·bia -'fō-bē-ə n abnormal fear of darkness
* * *n.extreme fear of the dark. It is common in children and not unusual in normal adults.
* * *nyc·to·pho·bia (nik″to-foґbe-ə) [nycto- + phobia] irrational fear of darkness.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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