mysophobia

[ mahy-suh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ səˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

a dread of dirt or filth.

Origin of mysophobia

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýs(os) filth) + -o- + -phobia -phobia

Related forms

my·so·pho·bic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for mysophobia

mysophobia

[ mī′sə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.
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