teratophobia


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ter·a·to·pho·bi·a

(ter'ă-tō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of carrying and giving birth to a malformed infant.
[terato- + G. phobos, fear]

teratophobia

Morbid fear of
(1) Bearing a deformed child;
(2) Deformed people;
(3) Monsters.

teratophobia

Psychology Fear of bearing a deformed child; fear of monsters or deformed people. See Phobia.

teratophobia

(tĕr″ă-tō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
An abnormal fear of giving birth to a malformed fetus or being in contact with one.