[ uh-rak-nuh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ əˌræk nəˈfoʊ bi ə /
an abnormal or pathological fear of spiders.
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Origin of arachnophobia
1925–30; < Greek aráchnē ‘spider’ + -phobia
OTHER WORDS FROM arachnophobiaa·rach·no·phobe, nouna·rach·no·pho·bic, adjective, noun
Words nearby arachnophobia
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British Dictionary definitions for arachnophobic
/ (əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə) /
an abnormal fear of spiders
Derived forms of arachnophobiaarachnophobic, adjective, noun
Word Origin for arachnophobia
C20: from Greek arakhnē spider + -phobia
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Medical definitions for arachnophobic
[ ə-răk′nə-fō′bē-ə, -nō- ]
An abnormal fear of spiders.
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