from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of hypochondria.


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  • In him, it showed up by making him a hypochon driac, and I don't think he would ever have gone into medicine at all had it not been for an - urgent concern about his own health which set in while he was still in college.

    Anywhen Blish, James 1970

  • 176: 21 Should all cases of organic disease be treated by a regular practitioner, and the Christian Scientist try truth only in cases of hysteria, hypochon -

    Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy 1865

  • "Well, no, my dear boy," said the Major, stretching the string of his eyeglass as he picked it up, and then giving the latter a polish with his handkerchief before proceeding to stick it into its place; "I don't think you are shamming, but that you are in a weak state, and consequently have become hypochon -- what you may call it.

    Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills George Manville Fenn 1870


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