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acarophobia

[ ak-er-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌæk ər əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of bites or infestation by small parasitic insects or mites, causing crawling or itching sensations on the skin.

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Origin of acarophobia

First recorded in 1940–94; acar(us) + -o- + -phobia
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Medical definitions for acarophobia

acarophobia
[ ăk′ə-rə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of mites, small insects, or worms.
An abnormal fear of small particles, or of itching.
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