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algophobia

[ al-guh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌæl gəˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of pain.

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Origin of algophobia

First recorded in 1895–1900; algo- + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for algophobia

algophobia
/ (ˌælɡəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

psychiatry an acute fear of experiencing or witnessing bodily pain
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Medical definitions for algophobia

algophobia
[ ăl′gə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of pain.
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