[ sahy-tuh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈfoʊ bi ə /


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.
Also called ci·bo·pho·bi·a [sahy-boh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌsaɪ boʊˈfoʊ bi ə/ .

Origin of sitophobia

First recorded in 1880–85; sito- + -phobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for sitophobia

[ sī′tə-fōbē-ə ]


An abnormal aversion to food.
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