Apotemnophilia | definition of apotemnophilia by Medical dictionary
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A body dysmorphic disorder manifest in the desire to be or become an amputee.
[G. apotemnō, to cut off, + -philia]
apotemnophilia (ăp′ə-tĕm′nə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)Sexuoeroticism that hinges on being or looking like an amputee,,potentially resulting in discontent with one’s body and, in the extreme case, desire to have a healthy limb amputated
apotemnophilia (ap″ŏ-tem″nō-fil′ē-ă) [Gr. apotemnein, , to cut off, sever + -philia]
A form of paraphilia characterized by the individual requesting amputation of an extremity for erotic reasons.
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or body integrity identity disorder: a case report review.
Furth confessed he and Bondy had shared a sexual fetish which he described as a form of apotemnophilia
- an extreme form of BDD.
EXPERTS say that apotemnophilia
is rare but a medically recognised sexual fetish.
During a two-week trial, a jury heard Bondy, 79, had a fetish known as apotemnophilia
- the sexual gratification from the removal of a limb.