nymphomania

noun nym·pho·ma·nia \ ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə , -nyə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of nymphomania

: excessive sexual desire by a female

nymphomaniac

play \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\ noun or adjective

nymphomaniacal

play \ˌnim(p)-fə-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nymphomania

New Latin, from nymphae inner lips of the vulva (from Latin, plural of nympha) + Late Latin mania mania


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nymphomania

noun nym·pho·ma·nia \ ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə \

medical Definition of nymphomania

: excessive sexual desire by a female — compare satyriasis

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