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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The fear of snakes is not without a reason, though.
It is difficult to see the evolutionary advantage of a predisposition to develop a fear of snakes that is only activated long after the child could have learned through experience and instruction that snakes are dangerous and should be avoided.
But the man was really genuine in his fear of snakes and therefore hadn't gone close enough to realise it wasn't real.
But very quickly, kids are asked to weigh where their fear of snakes comes from.
Part of Sayra's reaction to what she witnessed there was Paulina's very real fear of snakes in the river.
Locals made their way in boats through waters that reached waist-high in some areas yesterday but were warned not to wade into them for fear of snakes and crocodiles.
My breath sucked in, fear of snakes embedded in the bones since
Von Hausswolff clearly believes in exorcising his demons and has tried to get over his fear of snakes by preparing this highly unusual drink, mixing huge quantities of water with a tiny drop of cobra venom.
These scientists focused on how rhesus monkeys acquire a fear of snakes, a typical predator in the wild.
To see what happens in the courageous brain, researchers led by Yadin Dudai of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, enlisted volunteers who admitted to fear of snakes but still agreed to participate.
SALMA HAYEK'S intense fear of snakes has been caught on camera.