erythrophobia


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erythrophobia

 [ĕ-rith″ro-fo´be-ah]
1. irrational fear of the color red, often accompanied by fear of blood (hematophobia).
2. fear of blushing; a distressing tendency to blush frequently.

erythrophobia

/eryth·ro·pho·bia/ (ĕ-rith″ro-fo´be-ah)
1. irrational fear of the color red, often accompanied by fear of blood (hematophobia).
2. fear of blushing; a distressing tendency to blush frequently.

erythrophobia

[-fō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, erythros + phobos, fear
1 an anxiety disorder characterized by an irrational fear of blushing or of displaying embarrassment.
2 a symptom manifested by blushing at the slightest provocation.
3 a morbid fear of or aversion to the color red. erythrophobic, adj.

chromatophobia 

An abnormal aversion to colours or to certain colours (e.g. erythrophobia, an abnormal aversion to red). It may be psychological or physiological, such as an abnormal sensitivity to some short wavelengths following cataract extraction. Syn. chromophobia. See chlorophobia; cyanophobia.