Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun An abnormal fear of dirt.

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

  • noun a morbid fear of dirt or contamination

Etymologies

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

[Greek musos, uncleanness + –phobia.]

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Ancient Greek μύσος (mýsos, "uncleanness").

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