zooerastia

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zoo- +‎ -erastia

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zooerastia ‎(uncountable)

  1. The practice of a human engaging in sexual intercourse with an animal
    • 1908, Bernard Simon Talmey, Woman: A Treatise on the Normal and Pathological Emotions of Feminine Love, page 8:
      A curious instance of perversion in religio-sexual feeling, bordering on zooerastia, is the case of St. Veronica.

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