[ tok-suh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌtɒk səˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of being poisoned.


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Origin of toxiphobia

First recorded in 1875–80; toxi(co)- + -phobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020