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genophobia

[ jen-uh-foh-bee-uh ]

noun

  1. an extreme fear of or anxiety about engaging in sexual intercourse.


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  • gen·o·pho·bic adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of genophobia1

First recorded in 1935–40; from Greek gen(nân) “to beget, generate” + -o- ( def ) + -phobia

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