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mysophobia

[mahy-suh-foh-bee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
  1. a dread of dirt or filth.
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Origin of mysophobia

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to myso- (< Greek mýs(os) filth) + -o- + -phobia -phobia
Related formsmy·so·pho·bic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mysophobic

mysophobia

n.

"dread of dirt or defilement," 1879, from Greek mysos "uncleanliness," from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss) + -phobia.

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mysophobic in Medicine

mysophobia

(mī′sə-fōbē-ə)
n.
  1. An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.
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