galeophobia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γαλεός (galeós), a type of shark with weasel-like markings, derived from γαλῆ (galê), γαλέη (galéē, weasel, cat)[1] +‎ -phobia.

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(US) IPA(key): /ɡəˌliəˈfoʊbiə/

Noun[edit]

galeophobia (uncountable)

  1. The irrational fear of sharks or dogfish.
  2. (uncommon) The irrational fear of cats or felines.

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  1. ^ Galeophobia” at Medical Dictionary.