Pediophobia | definition of pediophobia by Medical dictionary
Morbid fear aroused by the sight of a child or of a doll.
[G. paidion, a little child, + phobos, fear]
pediophobia (pē″dē-ō-fō′bē-ă) [Gr. pais, child, + phobos, fear]
An unnatural dread of young children or of dolls.
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The occasional student has pediophobia
, or a fear of dolls, and is resistant to participating in a simulation.