Definition of rheophobe in US English:

rheophobe

adjective

Zoology
  • = rheophobic. Contrasted with rheophile.

noun

Zoology
  • A rheophobic organism. Contrasted with rheophile.

Origin

1960s. From rheo- + -phobe, after German rheophob, adjective, itself after rheophil.

Pronunciation

rheophobe

/ˈriːəfəʊb/