- fear). "Equus" also gives us the English words "equoid" and "equine" (resembling a horse). Talipes equinovarus is the common form of clubfoot in which the heel is elevated (like a horse's) and turned inward. An alternate name for equinophobia is "hippophobia," derived from the Greek "hippos" (horse) and "phobos" fear. "Hippos" has given us the English word "hippodrome," the oval-shaped racecourses in ancient Greece and Rome where horse and chariot races took place. "Hippodrome" can also refer to any building or arena of the present or past designed for circuses, games and other entertainments.
* * *equi·no·pho·bia (e-kwi″no-foґbe-ə) [L. equinus relating to horses + phobia] irrational fear of horses.
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