[nos-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌnɒs əˈfoʊ bi ə/

noun, Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of disease.
the morbid dread of contracting disease

See nosemaphobia

See pathophobia

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


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