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arachnophobia

 [ah-rak″no-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of spiders.
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a·rach·ne·pho·bi·a

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

Psychiatry A morbid fear of spiders. See Phobia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·rach·ne·pho·bi·a

(ă-rak'nĕ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of spiders.
Synonym(s): arachnophobia.
[G. arachne, spider, + phobos, fear]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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