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


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.