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hemophobia

[hee-muh-foh-bee-uh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an abnormal fear of blood.
Origin of hemophobia
1885-1890
From New Latin, dating back to 1885-90; See origin at hemo-, -phobia
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Word Origin and History for hemophobia
n.

1886, from hemo- "blood" + -phobia "fear."

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hemophobia in Medicine

hemophobia he·mo·pho·bi·a (hē'mə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of blood.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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