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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]
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Germaphobia, known in medical circles as mysophobia, is an abnormal fear of dirt and germs and is associated with OCD.
In keeping with the germaphobia trend, 27 percent of Americans either bring their own disinfectant and cleaning supplies, shower shoes, pillows, towels or linens, when going on a trip.