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ailurophobia

[ ahy-loor-uh-foh-bee-uh, ey-loor- ]
/ a瑟藢l蕣蓹r 蓹藞fo蕣 bi 蓹, e瑟藢l蕣蓹r- /
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noun Psychiatry.
an irrational or disproportionate fear of cats.
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Origin of ailurophobia

First recorded in 1905鈥10; from Greek a铆louro(s) 鈥渃at鈥 + -phobia

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Medical definitions for ailurophobia

ailurophobia
[ 墨-lur鈥采-f艒b膿-蓹, 膩-lur鈥- ]

n.
An abnormal fear of or aversion to cats.
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