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.
/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
n.

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

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

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