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necrophobia

[nek-ruh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɛk rəˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an abnormal fear of death; thanatophobia.
2.
an abnormal fear of dead bodies.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin; see necro-, -phobia
Related forms
necrophobic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necrophobia

necrophobia

/ˌnɛkrəʊˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
an abnormal fear of death or dead bodies
Derived Forms
necrophobe, noun
necrophobic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for necrophobia
n.

"abnormal fear of death or corpses," 1833, from necro- + -phobia "fear." Related: Necrophobic.

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necrophobia in Medicine

necrophobia nec·ro·pho·bi·a (něk'rə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of death or corpses.


nec'ro·pho'bic adj.
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