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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Growing up in perfectly snakeless Hawaii, I developed at about five years old precisely the ophidiophobia Wilson described (44).
These eye-poppingly creative paper sculptures will elicit laughter and groans from loved ones with everything from dentophobia (fear of dentists) to ophidiophobia (fear of snakes).
ROZ LAWS' article on ophidiophobia (Mercury, April 8) was of interest to me because I suffer from this condition as well.
The special sensitivity will just as likely lead to full-blown ophidiophobia, the pathological extreme in which the mere appearance of a snake brings on a feeling of panic, cold sweat, and waves of nausea.
Ruth was a severe sufferer of ophidiophobia - the official name for fear of snakes - until she took part in the new BBC3 series The Panic Room.