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cyberchondria (ˌsaɪbəˈkɒndrɪə Pronunciation for cyberchondria

Definitions

noun

  1. unfounded anxiety concerning the state of one's health brought on by visiting health and medical websites

Derived Forms

ˌcyberˈchondriˌac noun, adjective

Word Origin

c21: from cyber(space) + (hypo)chondria

Example Sentences Including 'cyberchondria'

Public Health News (April 26) says that cyberchondria -- surfing the internet for dodgy health information and drugs -- is spreading.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)

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