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- n. Excessive or irrational fear of disease.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Morbid dread of disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fear of disease; pathophobia.
People who are victims of nosophobia are probably the most miserable and wretched individuals on earth.
When we begin to worry about our health the germ of nosophobia takes up its habitation in our midst and we never know another happy moment.
Modern conditions unfortunately favor the easy development of nosophobia in young wives.
One of the unfortunate consequences of nosophobia is that a victim of it not only renders her own life miserable, but she unfortunately affects the happiness of every member of the household.
If these moments are not spent in a way best fitted to wholly occupy the mind, the mental attitude -- to which we previously referred, and which is conducive to the cultivation of nosophobia -- will have been developed.
Practicing the art of duplicity in simulating physical ailments will, if persisted in, establish nosophobia.
To the victim of nosophobia this suggestive knowledge is a constant terror and an ever present nightmare.
To none of these other forms, however, is attached the same degree of seriousness by the laity as they attach unjustly to nosophobia.