chemophobia

noun

che·​mo·​pho·​bia -ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce chemophobia (audio)
: abnormal or excessive fear of chemicals
Chemophobia, the unreasonable fear of chemicals, is a common public reaction to scientific or media reports suggesting that exposure to various environmental contaminants may pose a threat to health.Stephen H. Safe, The New England Journal of Medicine

Dictionary Entries Near chemophobia

Cite this Entry

“Chemophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemophobia. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!