Origin of mysophilia

1955–60; < New Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýsos filth) + -philia -philia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

mysophilia in Medicine


  1. A pathological interest in dirt and filth, sometimes with sexual manifestations.
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