gynephobia


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gynephobia

 [gi″nĕ-] , [jin″ĕ-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of or aversion to women.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă, jin-ĕ-),
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]

gynephobia

Psychology Fear of ♀. See Phobia. Cf Misogyny.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
Synonym(s): gynaephobia.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]
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