Definition of phthisiophobia in English:

phthisiophobia

noun

historicalMedicine
  • An irrational or exaggerated fear of tuberculosis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From phthisio- + -phobia, perhaps after French phthisiophobie.

Pronunciation

phthisiophobia

/ˌ(f)θɪzɪə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/