[ mahy-suh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ səˈfoʊ bi ə /
an irrational or disproportionate fear of germs and contamination.
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Also called germ·a·pho·bi·a [jur-muh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌdʒɜr məˈfoʊ bi ə/ .
Origin of mysophobia
First recorded in 1875–80; from Greek myso(s) “filth” + -phobia
OTHER WORDS FROM mysophobiamy·so·phobe [mahy-suh-fohb], /ˈmaɪ səˌfoʊb/, nounmy·so·pho·bic, adjective
Words nearby mysophobia
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Medical definitions for mysophobia
[ mī′sə-fō′bē-ə ]
An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.
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