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nosophobia

[ nos-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌnɒs əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of disease.

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Origin of nosophobia

First recorded in 1885–90; noso- + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for nosophobia

nosophobia
/ (ˌnɒsəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

the morbid dread of contracting disease
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Medical definitions for nosophobia

nosophobia
[ nŏs′ə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An inordinate fear of disease.
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