Definition of nyctogenous in English:

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Pronunciation: /nikˈtäjənəs/

Entry from US English dictionary


(Of symptoms or behavior) occurring or demonstrated only in the night or in darkness: nyctogenous bouts of anxiety


Early 20th century: from Greek nux, nukt- 'night' + -genous.

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Syllabification: nyc·tog·e·nous

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