photophilic

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Related to photophilous: dimmed, candescence, shed light on, wither away

photophilic

[¦fōd·ō¦fil·ik]
(biology)
Thriving in full light.
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The Rix site is very heterogeneous and characterized mainly by rocky facies (large blocks, boulders, slabs, and scree) with photophilous algae, but also by small areas of gravel and sparse seagrass beds.
Carinostoma ornatum (Starega 1976; Mitov 1986; Karaman 1995; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004), Trogulus closanicus (Weiss 1978, 1996; Komposch 1997a, 1999; Metzen & Colln 1998; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004) and the thermophilous, photophilous and xerophilous Odiellus lendli (Starega 1976; Weiss & Sarbu 1977; Mitov & Stoyanov 2004) are also included in this group.
1978, Zonation of photophilous sponges related to water movement in reef biotopes of Obhor Creek (Red Sea).