Gynephobia
An abnormal, irrational and persistent fear of women. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize they face no threat. "Gynephobia" is derived from the Greek "gyne" (woman) and "phobos" (fear). Alternate spelling: "gynaephobia." The prefix "gyne-" (or gyn-, gyno-, gynec-, gyneco-, gynaec-, or gynaeco-) enters into a number of biomedical terms such as, for examples, gynecology, gynecomastia (breast development in a male), and a gynecoid pelvis (a pelvis shaped like a woman's). Terms pertinent to gynecophobia include: androphobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of men; and pedophobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of children and babies.
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Morbid fear of women or of the female sex. [gyne- + G. phobos, fear]

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gy·ne·pho·bia (gi″nə-) (jin″ə-foґbe-ə) [gyne- + -phobia] irrational fear of or aversion to women.

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  • Gynephobia — Gyn e*pho bi*a (j[i^]n [ e]*f[=o] b[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. gynh a woman + fo bos fear.] Hatred of women; repugnance to the society of women. Holmes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynephobia — [gī΄nə fō′bē ə, jin΄əfō′bē′ə] n. [< Gr gynē (see GYNO ) + PHOBIA] an abnormal fear of women …   English World dictionary

  • gynephobia — /jin euh foh bee euh, guy neuh , juy neuh /, n. an abnormal fear of women. [GYNE + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • gynephobia — The fear of women …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • gynephobia — /jin euh foh bee euh, guy neuh , juy neuh /, n. an abnormal fear of women. [GYNE + PHOBIA] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gynophobia — (also spelled as gynephobia ) is an abnormal fear of women. In the past, the Latin term was used, horror feminae , literally meaning fear of women . [Raymond Joseph Corsini (1999) The Dictionary of Psychology , ISBN 158391028X,… …   Wikipedia

  • gyne- — var. of gyneco : gynephobia. * * * …   Universalium

  • Androphobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of men. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they may realize they face no real threat. Androphobia is derived from the Greek andros (man) and phobos (fear). Andro enters into a number of other biomedical terms …   Medical dictionary

  • Fear of children — An abnormal and persistent fear of babies and children. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is groundless. Rearing a child or being around active children can both produce anxiety. Fear of children is termed… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fear of men — An abnormal and persistent fear of men. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize they may face no real threat. Fear of men is termed androphobia, a word derived from the Greek andros (man) and phobos (fear). Andro enters into a… …   Medical dictionary

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