Hypochondriasis meaning

hīpə-kən-drīə-sĭs
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(medicine) A mental disorder characterized by excessive fear of or preoccupation with a serious illness, despite medical testing and reassurance to the contrary.
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Origin of hypochondriasis

  • hypochondr(ia) –iasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, a more correct term for hypochondria, from hypochondrium + -iasis.

    From Wiktionary