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nosophilia

noun

a desire to be ill, sick

Word Origin

noso- 'disease'

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nosophilia in Medicine

nosophilia nos·o·phil·i·a (nŏs'ə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.
A desire to be ill; love of sickness.

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