n. a now obsolete term that once indicated the total extinction of sexual desire. |defined by British physician Ernest Jones (1879-1958)]

APHANISIS: "A person with aphanisis has had sexual desire completed extinct from his or her being. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APHANISIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aphanisis/ (accessed June 22, 2021).