hypochondriasis

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noun hy·po·chon·dri·a·sis \ˌhī-pə-kən-ˈdrī-ə-səs, -ˌkän-\

Definition of hypochondriasis

plural

hypochondriases

play \ˌhī-pə-kən-ˈdrī-ə-ˌsēz, -ˌkän-\
  1. :  morbid concern about one's health especially when accompanied by delusions of physical disease :  hypochondria of pathological proportions

Origin and Etymology of hypochondriasis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1766


Medical Dictionary

hypochondriasis

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noun hy·po·chon·dri·a·sis \-ˈdrī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of hypochondriasis

plural

hypochondriases

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  morbid concern about one's health especially when accompanied by delusions of physical disease


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