- fear). "Galeophobia" is also sometimes used as alternate term for ailurophobia, fear of cats, because the Greek word "galeos" is derived from "galee," a Greek meaning "polecat" and "weasel."
* * *ga·leo·pho·bia (ga″le-o-foґbe-ə) [Gr. galeē weasel, cat + -phobia] ailurophobia.
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