haematomania

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Etymology[edit]

haemato- +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

haematomania (uncountable)

  1. An overwhelming desire for blood.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 118:
      Kurten was, moreover, possessed by the rage for blood (hæmatomania); being called the vampire of Dusseldorf[.]
  2. A craze for blood-letting.