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mysophobia

[mahy-suh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌmaɪ səˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a dread of dirt or filth.
Origin of mysophobia
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýs(os) filth) + -o- + -phobia -phobia
Related forms
mysophobic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mysophobia
n.

"dread of dirt or defilement," 1879, from Greek mysos "uncleanliness," from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss) + -phobia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mysophobia in Medicine

mysophobia my·so·pho·bi·a (mī'sə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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