zoophobia

[ zoh-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun

abnormal fear of animals.

Nearby words

  1. zoophagous,
  2. zoophile,
  3. zoophilia,
  4. zoophilism,
  5. zoophilous,
  6. zoophorus,
  7. zoophyte,
  8. zooplankter,
  9. zooplankton,
  10. zooplasty

Origin of zoophobia

First recorded in 1900–05; zoo- + -phobia

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British Dictionary definitions for zoophobia

zoophobia

/ (ˌzəʊəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

an unusual or morbid dread of animals
Derived Formszoophobous (zəʊˈɒfəbəs), adjective

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Word Origin and History for zoophobia

zoophobia

n.

1901, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -phobia. Related: Zoophobic; zoophobe.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for zoophobia

zoophobia

[ zō′ə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of animals.

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