Etymology
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mysophobia (n.)

"morbid fear of contamination, dread of dirt or defilement," 1879, from Greek mysos "uncleanliness," which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss) + -phobia.

updated on March 28, 2019

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Definitions of mysophobia from WordNet

mysophobia (n.)
a morbid fear of dirt or contamination;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.