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nosophobia

[nos-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɒs əˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an abnormal fear of disease.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; noso- + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for nosophobia

nosophobia

/ˌnɒsəˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
the morbid dread of contracting disease
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Contemporary definitions for nosophobia
noun

See nosemaphobia

noun

See pathophobia

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nosophobia in Medicine

nosophobia nos·o·pho·bi·a (nŏs'ə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An inordinate fear of disease.

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