lyssophobia

[ lis-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌlɪs əˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of going insane.
an extreme fear of rabies.

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Origin of lyssophobia

First recorded in 1885–90; from Greek lyss(a) “rage, rabies, madness” + -o- + -phobia
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