Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal fear of blood.

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  • n. Fear of blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hematophobia.

Etymologies

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hemo- + -phobia

Examples

  • I'd googled "fear of blood" hemophobia last night and read that it may result from a traumatic physical experience.

    My Dangerous Life

  • Doc Martin (ITV1, Sunday), back for a long-awaited fourth series last night, stars Martin Clunes as a surgeon who is forced to take up a new career as a GP in a Cornish fishing village after he develops hemophobia, a fear of blood so extreme that he turns grey and throws up at the mere sight of the stuff.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

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  • JM knows that hemophobia is bloody awful.

    April 24, 2010