Definition of dysmorphophobia in US English:

dysmorphophobia

noun

  • Originally: pathological fear of being or becoming physically deformed. Later: specifically = "body dysmorphic disorder".

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. From ancient Greek δύσμορϕος misshapen (from δυσ- + -μορϕος) + -phobia, after Italian dismorfofobia.

Pronunciation

dysmorphophobia

/dɪsˌmɔːfə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/