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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

noct-, nocti-

The combining form noct- or nocti- means “night.”

  • Owls are nocturnal birds.
  • Noctambulists walk in their sleep.
  • A person who suffers from noctiphobia has an abnormal fear of night and darkness.