estromania

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EtymologyEdit

estrus +‎ -mania, from Ancient Greek: οἶστρος (oîstros, passionate frenzy) + μανία (manía, madness).

NounEdit

estromania (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) nymphomania (in humans or other animals)
    • 1909, Vickers T. Atkinson, Special Report on Diseases of Cattle[1]:
      Disease of the ovaries or of the spinal cord, by reflex irritation, may cause estromania (see "Excess of venereal desire," p. 145), constant desire for the bull.

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