from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hypochondria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mental disorder characterized by excessive fear of or preoccupation with a serious illness, despite medical testing and reassurance to the contrary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mental disorder in which melancholy and gloomy views torment the affected person, particularly concerning his own health; a morbid and deluded belief that one is afflicted with disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hypochondria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
hypochondr(ia) + -iasis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, a more correct term for hypochondria, from hypochondrium + -iasis. (Wiktionary)