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algophobia

Pronunciation: al-gō-fō′bē-ă

Definition: Abnormal fear of pain; sensitivity may lead to algophobia, depending on the psychological makeup of the person, but sensitivity to pain could be on other than psychological grounds.

[algo- + G. phobos, fear]

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