Definition of Cynophobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of dogs.

Generic synonyms: Zoophobia



Definition of Cynophobia

1. Noun. An irrational fear or hatred of dogs or other canines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cynophobia

1. A morbid fear of dogs. Origin: Gr. Phobos = fear (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cynophobia

cynodonts
cynolatry
cynological
cynologist
cynologists
cynology
cynomolgus
cynomorph
cynomorphic
cynomorphism
cynophile
cynophiles
cynophilia
cynophobe
cynophobes
cynophobia (current term)
cynophobias
cynophobic
cynorexia
cynosural
cynosure
cynosures
cynthia moth
cyon
cyons
cyperaceous
cypermethrin
cyperuses
cyperusol
cypher

Literary usage of Cynophobia

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1. Buffalo Medical Journal (1887)
"cynophobia. An epidemic of disease hitherto undescribed in medical literature is now prevalent in Buffalo, raging with especial severity among the aldermen. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"DISORDERS OP. CYCLOPLEGIA.—Paralysis of the ciliary muscle. cynophobia.—The hysterical symptoms produced in a nervous person by the bite of a healthy dog. ..."

3. Demonology and Devil-lore by Moncure Daniel Conway (1879)
"It is, however, not improbable that in the wild notion of Goethe, joined with his cynophobia, we find a survival of ..."

4. The Medical Times and Gazette (1869)
"... or, as it has been termed, cynophobia. Of the former one recovered, and two died. The case terminating- successfully was that of a lad of 14, ..."

5. The Causation and Treatment of Psychopathic Diseases by Boris Sidis (1916)
"... hallucination of some one tugging at his coat. He is mortally afraid of the dead and shuns a funeral. The patient has also a fear of dogs, a cynophobia. ..."

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