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photophobia

[foh-tuh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌfoʊ təˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, as in iritis.
2.
an abnormal fear of light.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; photo- + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for photo phobia

photophobia

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormal sensitivity of the eyes to light, esp as the result of inflammation
2.
(psychiatry) abnormal fear of or aversion to sunlight or well-lit places
Derived Forms
photophobic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for photo phobia

photophobia

n.

1799, from photo- + -phobia. Related: Photophobic.

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photo phobia in Medicine

photophobia pho·to·pho·bi·a (fō'tə-fō'bē-ə)
n.

  1. An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation, lack of pigmentation in the iris, or various diseases.

  2. An abnormal or irrational fear of light.

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