- An abnormal and persistent fear of dogs. Sufferers from cynophobia experience anxiety even though they realize that most dogs pose no threat. To avoid dogs, they may barricade yards or refuse to travel except in an enclosed vehicle. "Cynophobia" is derived from the Greek "kyon" (dog) and "phobos"(fear).
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* * *cy·no·pho·bia -'fō-bē-ə n a morbid fear of dogs
* * *cy·no·pho·bia (si″no-foґbe-ə) [cyno- + -phobia] irrational fear of dogs.
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