What does Bacteriaphobia mean?

Bacteriaphobia meaning in Medical Dictionary

An abnormal and persistent fear of germs. Victims from bacteriaphobia experience undue anxiety although they recognize that most germs are not pathogens (disease-causing germs). To avoid germs, they might duplicate cleansing traditions, eg washing their particular fingers or face. (Surgeons can do well to have a mild level of bacteriaphobia.)