acarophobia


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Related to acarophobia: maieusiophobia, Acerophobia

acarophobia

 [ak″ah-ro-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of mites or of other minute objects, which may be animate (insects, worms) or inanimate (pins, needles). Sometimes there is also a fear of parasites crawling beneath the skin.

ac·a·ro·pho·bi·a

(ak'ă-rō-fō'bē-ă), Do not confuse this word with acrophobia or agoraphobia.
Morbid fear of small skin parasites, small particles, often resulting in preoccupation with itching.
[G. akari, mite, + phobos, fear]

acarophobia

(ăk′ə-rə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear that one's skin is infested with mites or other parasites.

ac′a·ro·phobe′ n.
ac′a·ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj.

acarophobia

[-fō′bē·ə]
a morbid dread of tiny parasites or the delusion that tiny insects such as mites have invaded the skin.

acarophobia

Morbid fear of itching or of insects that cause itching.

ac·a·ro·pho·bi·a

(ak'ă-rō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of small parasites, small particles, or itching.
[G. akari, mite, + phobos, fear]

acarophobia

See ACARINOPHOBIA.