radiophobia


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ra·di·o·pho·bi·a

(rā'dē-ō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of radiation, as from x-rays or nuclear energy.
[radio- + G. phobos, fear]

radiophobia

(rā″dē-ō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + Gr. phobos, fear]
An abnormal fear of x-rays and radiation.
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