(Noc*ti*lu"cin) n. (Zoöl.) A fatlike substance in certain marine animals, to which they owe their phosphorescent properties.

(Noc`ti*lu"cine) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to Noctiluca.

(Noc`ti*lu"cous) a. Shining in the night.

(Noc*tiv"a*gant) a. [L. nox, noctis, night + vagans, p. pr. of vagari to wander about.] (Zoöl.) Going about in the night; night-wandering.

(Noc*tiv`a*ga"tion) n. A roving or going about in the night. Gayton.

(Noc*tiv"a*gous) a. [L. noctivagus; nox, noctis + vagus wandering.] Noctivagant.

(Noc"to*graph) n. [L. nox, noctis, night + -graph.]

1. A kind of writing frame for the blind.

2. An instrument or register which records the presence of watchmen on their beats. Knight.

(Noc"tu*a*ry) n. [L. noctu by night.] A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal; — distinguished from diary. [R.] Addison.

(Noc"tu*id) n. [From L. nox, noctis, night.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidæ, or Noctuælitæ, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; — so called because they fly at night.a. Of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidæ.

(Noc"tule) n. [F., fr. L. noctua a night owl, fr. nox, noctis, night.] (Zoöl.) A large European bat (Vespertilio, or Noctulina, altivolans).

(Noc"turn) n. [F. nocturne, fr. L. nocturnus. See Nocturnal, and cf. Nocturne.]

1. An office of devotion, or act of religious service, by night.

2. One of the portions into which the Psalter was divided, each consisting of nine psalms, designed to be used at a night service. Hook.

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