leukophobia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From leuko- +‎ -phobia.

NounEdit

leukophobia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Pathological fear of or aversion to the color white.
    • 1924, Theodore Koppånyi & Clyde Baker, ‘Further Studies on Eye Transplantation in the Spotted Rat’, American Journal of Physiology, vol. 71 no. 2:
      Normal rats show leukophobia, ie, going away from strong light, while blind rats do not react to light in this manner.
    • 2008, Paul Beatty, Slumberland:
      What had been the healthy fear of white people shared by most of the country's colored inhabitants had recently morphed into full-blown leukophobia, or fear of all things white.
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