nymphomania


nym·pho·ma·nia

noun \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of NYMPHOMANIA

:  excessive sexual desire by a female
nym·pho·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\ noun or adjective
nym·pho·ma·ni·a·cal \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin of NYMPHOMANIA

New Latin, from nymphae inner lips of the vulva (from Latin, plural of nympha) + Late Latin mania mania
First Known Use: 1702

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

nym·pho·ma·nia

noun \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NYMPHOMANIA

: excessive sexual desire by a female—compare satyriasis

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