- an abnormal fear of disease.
Origin of nosophobia
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Examples from the Web for nosophobia
Modern conditions unfortunately favor the easy development of nosophobia in young wives.
People who are victims of nosophobia are probably the most miserable and wretched individuals on earth.
- the morbid dread of contracting disease
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- An inordinate fear of disease.
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