[hee-muh-foh-bee-uh, hem-uh-]

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of blood.

Origin of hemophobia

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at hemo-, -phobia
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Word Origin and History for hemophobia

1886, from hemo- "blood" + -phobia "fear."

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hemophobia in Medicine




An abnormal fear of blood.
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