nosophobia

[nos-uh-foh-bee-uh]
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noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of disease.

Origin of nosophobia

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

nosophobia

noun

the morbid dread of contracting disease
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nosophobia in Medicine

nosophobia

[nŏs′ə-fōbē-ə]

n.

An inordinate fear of disease.
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