acrotomophilia love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from fantasies or acts involving an amputee.

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  • noun psychology A paraphilia involving sexual attraction toward amputees.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek akrotomos, cut off, sawed off (from akros, at the farthest end, extreme; see acro– + tomos, a cutting; see tome) + –philia.]

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From the Ancient Greek ἀκρότομος (akrotomos, "having the top cut off") + φιλία (philia). Compare acrotomous.

Examples

  • He distinguished apotemnophilia from "acrotomophilia" — a sexual attraction to amputees.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • He distinguished apotemnophilia from "acrotomophilia" — a sexual attraction to amputees.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • But I had never heard of apotemnophilia or acrotomophilia before the Falkirk story broke.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • But I had never heard of apotemnophilia or acrotomophilia before the Falkirk story broke.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • Nattress, who surveyed fifty people with acrotomophilia (he prefers the term "amelotasis") for a 1996 doctoral dissertation, says that much the same is true for devotees.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • Reviewing the medical literature, one might conclude that apotemnophilia and acrotomophilia are extremely rare.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • Reviewing the medical literature, one might conclude that apotemnophilia and acrotomophilia are extremely rare.

    A New Way to Be Mad

  • Nattress, who surveyed fifty people with acrotomophilia (he prefers the term "amelotasis") for a 1996 doctoral dissertation, says that much the same is true for devotees.

    A New Way to Be Mad

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