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Fear of eating, or loathing for, food.
[L. cibus, food, + G. phobos, fear]


Etymology: L, cibus, food; Gk, phobos, fear
an abnormal or morbid aversion to food or to eating.


Fear of eating due to the unpleasant symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain) that follow eating due to chemotherapy (a feature of chemotherapy-induced anorexia); it may also occur in Crohn’s disease and chronic mesenteric artery insufficiency. Unlike anorexia, there is an appetite, but it is curtailed by the anticipated emesis and nausea.


(sī″bō-fō′bē-ă) [L. cibus, food, + Gr. phobos, fear]
A morbid aversion to or fear of food.