-phobic


a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe: acrophobic; photophobic.

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Medical definitions for -phobic

-phobic

suff.

Having a fear of or aversion for:photophobic.
Lacking an affinity for:lyophobic.
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