photophobia

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noun pho·to·pho·bia \ˌfō-tə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Definition of photophobia

  1. :  intolerance to light; especially :  painful sensitiveness to strong light

Origin and Etymology of photophobia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1772


Medical Dictionary

photophobia

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noun pho·to·pho·bia \ˌfōt-ə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of photophobia

  1. 1:  intolerance to light; especially :  painful sensitiveness to strong light

  2. 2:  an abnormal fear of light


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