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ho·mo·pho·bi·a  audio  (hm-fb-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
  2. Behavior based on such a feeling.

ETYMOLOGY:
homo(sexual) + -phobia

OTHER FORMS:
homo·phobe(Noun), homo·phobic(Adjective)


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