thanatophobia

[than-uh-tuh-foh-bee-uh]

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of death.

Nearby words

  1. thanato-,
  2. thanatobiologic,
  3. thanatognomonic,
  4. thanatoid,
  5. thanatology,
  6. thanatopsis,
  7. thanatos,
  8. thane,
  9. thaneship,
  10. thanet

Origin of thanatophobia

First recorded in 1855–60; thanato- + -phobia

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