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luiphobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An exaggerated horror of having syphilis, previously known as "lues": Because this venereal disease, which is sexually transmitted by a bacteria, it is quite understandable that many people acquire luiphobia and avoid questionable sexual contacts with others.
Lues is derived from the Latin word meaning infection or plague.
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