Pathophobia



noun

a fear of disease; also called nosophobia
Word Origin

Greek pathos ‘disease’

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    [pey-thos, -thohs, -thaws] /ˈpeɪ θɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔs/ noun 1. the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion. 2. . 3. Obsolete. . /ˈpeɪθɒs/ noun 1. the quality or power, esp […]



  • Pathosis

    [puh-thoh-sis] /pəˈθoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. a diseased condition. pathosis pa·tho·sis (pā-thō’sĭs) n. pl. path·o·ses (-sēz’)

  • Pathoses

    [pey-thos, -thohs, -thaws] /ˈpeɪ θɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔs/ noun 1. the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion. 2. . 3. Obsolete. . [puh-thoh-sis] /pəˈθoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. a diseased condition. […]



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