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cyberchondria (ˌsaɪbəˈkɒndrɪə Pronunciation for cyberchondria



  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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