a morbid fear of pain
Derivationally related forms: ↑algophobic
Hypernyms: ↑simple phobia

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\\ˌalgəˈfōbēə\ noun (-s)
Etymology: New Latin, from alg- + -phobia
: morbid fear of pain

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/al'geuh foh"bee euh/, n. Psychiatry.
an abnormal dread of pain.
[1895-1900; ALGO- + -PHOBIA]

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algophobia /al-gō-fōˈbi-ə/
Obsessive fear of pain
ORIGIN: Gr algos pain, and ↑phobia

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algophobia Path.
[mod.L., f. Gr. ἄλγος pain + -phobia.]
Morbid fear of pain.
in R. W. Greene et al. Lippincott's Med. Dict. 33/2.

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