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 (ī-lo͝or′ə-fōb′, ā-lo͝or′-)
One who hates or fears cats.

[Greek ailouros, cat + -phobe.]

ai·lu′ro·pho′bi·a n.
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(aɪˌlʊərəˈfəʊbɪə) or


an abnormal fear of cats
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ailurophobia, aelurophobia, elurophobia

an abnormal fear of cats. Also called felinophobia.
See also: Cats
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ailurophobia - a morbid fear of catsailurophobia - a morbid fear of cats    
zoophobia - a morbid fear of animals
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