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mysophobia

 [mi″so-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of dirt and contamination.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mysophobia

(mī′sō-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Morbid fear of germs
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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