Definitions

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

  • n. An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An abnormal fear of dirt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A morbid fear of contamination, as of soiling one's hands by touching anything.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a morbid fear of dirt or contamination

Etymologies

Greek musos, uncleanness + -phobia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek μύσος (mýsos, "uncleanness"). (Wiktionary)

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