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nosophobia

[nos-uh-foh-bee-uh]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. an abnormal fear of disease.

Origin of nosophobia

First recorded in 1885–90; noso- + -phobia
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Examples from the Web for nosophobia

Historical Examples

  • Modern conditions unfortunately favor the easy development of nosophobia in young wives.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)

    W. Grant Hague

  • People who are victims of nosophobia are probably the most miserable and wretched individuals on earth.


British Dictionary definitions for nosophobia

nosophobia

noun
  1. the morbid dread of contracting disease
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

nosophobia in Medicine

nosophobia

([object Object])
n.
  1. An inordinate fear of disease.
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