phobophobia

[foh-buh-foh-bee-uh]

noun

an abnormal fear of developing a phobia; anxiety about showing symptoms of a phobia.

Origin of phobophobia

phobo- (< Greek phóbos fear, panic) + -phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobophobia
n.

"morbid dread of being alarmed," 1890; see phobia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

phobophobia in Medicine

phobophobia

[fō′bə-fōbē-ə]

n.

A morbid dread or fear of developing a phobia.
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