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pho·to·pho·bi·a

 (fō′tə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
1. An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation, lack of pigmentation in the iris, or various diseases.
2. An abnormal or irrational fear of light.

photophobia

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol abnormal sensitivity of the eyes to light, esp as the result of inflammation
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry abnormal fear of or aversion to sunlight or well-lit places
ˌphotoˈphobic adj

pho•to•pho•bi•a

(ˌfoʊ təˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
1. an abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, as in iritis.
2. an abnormal fear of light.
[1790–1800]
pho`to•pho′bic, adj.

photophobia

1. an abnormal fear of light.
2. Also called photodysphoria. a painful sensitivity to light, especially visually.
3. a tendency to thrive in reduced light, as certain plants.
See also: Light
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.photophobia - a morbid fear of light
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
2.photophobia - pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
Translations
Photophobia
光線恐怖症
photophobia
fotofobi
światłowstręt

pho·to·pho·bi·a

n. fotofobia, intolerancia a la luz.
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