[nos-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɒs əˈfoʊ bi ə/
an abnormal fear of disease.
the morbid dread of contracting disease
nosophobia nos·o·pho·bi·a (nŏs’ə-fō’bē-ə)
An inordinate fear of disease.
nosopoietic nos·o·poi·et·ic (nŏs’ə-poi-ět’ĭk) adj. Pathogenic.
Nosopsyllus Nos·o·psyl·lus (nŏs’ə-sĭl’əs) n. A genus of fleas commonly found on rodents including N. fasciatus, the northern rat flea, which infrequently transmits the plague bacillus to humans.
nosotaxy nos·o·tax·y (nŏs’ə-tāk’sē) n. See nosology.
- No spring chicken
modifier No longer young • Often said of a woman: She looks great, but she’s no spring chicken (1910+) No longer a young person, as in Sally’s no spring chicken, but she plays a fine game of tennis. This unflattering expression, often applied to women, has been used since the early 1700s, although spring was […]