acarophobia

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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

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.