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ailurophobia

[ ahy-loor-uh-foh-bee-uh, ey-loor- ]
/ aɪˌlʊər əˈfoʊ bi ə, eɪˌlʊər- /
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noun Psychiatry.
an irrational or disproportionate fear of cats.
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Also ae·lu·ro·pho·bi·a [ee-loor-uh-fohbee-uh, ih-loor-] /iˌlʊər ə foʊbi ə, ɪˌlʊər-/ .

Origin of ailurophobia

First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek aílouro(s) “cat” + -phobia

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Medical definitions for ailurophobia

ailurophobia
[ ī-lur′ə-fōbē-ə, ā-lur′- ]

n.
An abnormal fear of or aversion to cats.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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