thanatophobia

thanatophobia

[than-uh-tuh-foh-bee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of death.

Origin:
1855–60; thanato- + -phobia

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Main Entry:  thanatophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a fear of death
Etymology:  Greek thanato- 'death'
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