necrophobia

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necrophobia

 [nek″ro-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of death or of dead bodies.

nec·ro·pho·bi·a

(nek'rō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of corpses.
[necro- + G. phobos, fear]

necrophobia

/nec·ro·pho·bia/ (nek″ro-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of death or of dead bodies.

necrophobia

(nĕk′rə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of death or corpses.

nec′ro·pho′bic adj.

necrophobia

Etymology: Gk, nekros, dead, phobos, fear
a morbid fear of death and dead bodies.
Morbid fear of corpses

nec·ro·pho·bi·a

(nek'rō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of corpses.
[necro- + G. phobos, fear]

necrophobia

An abnormal fear of death or of corpses.
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