pathophobia


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Related to pathophobia: Pantophobia, phobophobia, pyrophobia

pathophobia

(ˌpæθəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Medicine) an irrational fear of disease
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pathophobia

an abnormal fear of disease.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Words related to "disease" include: pathological, epidemiology, pathology, therapeutics, and pathophobia. As an adjective, "diseased" is defined as unhealthy, ill, sick, ailing, bad and abnormal (Hollingworth & Marshall, p.
Most people suffer from a phobia of one sort or another whether it be the fear of disease (pathophobia), spiders (arachnophobia) or even arachibutyrophobia - the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.