ophidiophobia

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o·phid·i·o·pho·bi·a

(ō-fid'ē-ō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of snakes.
[G. ophidion, a small snake, + phobos, fear]

ophidiophobia

Morbid fear of snakes. See Phobia.

ophidiophobia

(ō-fĭd″ē-ō-fō′bē-ă) [Gr. ophidion, snake, + phobos, fear]
Abnormal fear of snakes.
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