mysophobia

(redirected from Germaphobe)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mysophobia

 [mi″so-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of dirt and contamination.

my·so·pho·bi·a

(mī'sō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of dirt or defilement from touching familiar objects.
Synonym(s): rhypophobia
[G. mysos, defilement, + phobos, fear]

mysophobia

/my·so·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of dirt and contamination.

mysophobia

(mī′sō-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.

mysophobia

[mē′sə-]
Etymology: Gk, mysos, anything disgusting, phobos, fear
an anxiety disorder characterized by an overreaction to the slightest uncleanliness or an irrational fear of dirt, contamination, or defilement. Also spelled misophobia. -misophobic, mysophobic, adj.
Morbid fear of germs

my·so·pho·bi·a

( mī'sō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of dirt or defilement from touching familiar objects.
[G. mysos, defilement, + phobos, fear]
References in periodicals archive ?
The young auto detailer disgusts Mandel so much that the bald germaphobe presses his X buzzer and walks away, far back into the theatre to avoid getting hit with any particles from Carty's nose.
You could just as easily think of a reclusive germaphobe like Howard Hughes,'' Depp says, adding that Jacko never crossed his mind.
UNCLE SADDAM features the strange practices and erratic behavior of one of the world's most fanatical despots -- an obsessive-compulsive germaphobe whose idea of a relaxing fishing expedition involves powerful explosives and his servants, rather than the traditional hook, line and sinker.
I am a germaphobe and firmly believe that cleaning is half the battle.
A new quiz from Kimberly-Clark Professional can tell you where you stand on the germaphobe spectrum.
A new quiz from Kimberly-Clark Professional can tell you where you stand on the germaphobe spectrum as well as how the germ personalities (and hygiene habits) of co-workers, colleagues and others can impact your health.
As part of a next-generation in hand sanitizers, safeHands and safeSquirts, with its non-drying, rich, foamy formula, are gentle and moisturizing for even the most serious germaphobe.
There are more than 59 million American adults who identify themselves as a germaphobe -- that's more than a quarter (26 percent) of Americans