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arachnophobia

 [ah-rak″no-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of spiders.

a·rach·ne·pho·bi·a

(ă-rak'nē-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of spiders.
Synonym(s): arachnophobia
[G. arachne, spider, + phobos, fear]

arachnophobia

/arach·no·pho·bia/ (ah-rak″no-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of spiders.

arachnophobia

(ə-răk′nə-fō′bē-ə, -nō-)
n.
An abnormal fear of spiders.

a·rach′no·phobe′ n.
a·rach′no·pho′bic adj.

arachnophobia

[ərak′nōfō′bē·ə]
a morbid fear of spiders.
A morbid fear of spiders

arachnophobia

Psychiatry A morbid fear of spiders. See Phobia.

a·rach·ne·pho·bi·a

(ă-rak'nĕ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of spiders.
Synonym(s): arachnophobia.
[G. arachne, spider, + phobos, fear]
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