[ sahy-tuh-foh-bee-uh ]

  1. an extreme aversion to eating or to food: It's not that I didn't have an appetite during chemo, but knowing that eating anything would end in vomiting led to sitophobia.People who suffer from sitophobia are constantly sniffing perishables in their refrigerator or checking the expiration dates on their groceries.

Origin of sitophobia

First recorded in 1880–85; sito- + -phobia
  • Also called ci·bo·pho·bi·a [sahy-boh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌsaɪ boʊˈfoʊ bi ə/ .

Other words from sitophobia

  • si·to·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby sitophobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023