Meaning of hypochondriacism in English:

hypochondriacism

Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)kənˈdrʌɪəsɪz(ə)m/ /ˌhɪpə(ʊ)kənˈdrʌɪəsɪz(ə)m/

noun

rare
  • Hypochondria.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in George MacKenzie (?1638–1691), lawyer and politician. From hypochondriac + -ism.