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phobia

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noun pho·bia \ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of phobia

  1. :  an exaggerated and often disabling fear usually inexplicable to the subject and having sometimes a logical but usually an illogical or symbolic object, class of objects, or situation—compare compulsion, obsession




-phobia

noun combining form -pho·bia \ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of -phobia

  1. 1:  abnormal fear of <acrophobia>

  2. 2:  intolerance or aversion for <photophobia>





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