Definition of Acarophobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of small insects and mites and worms.

Generic synonyms: Zoophobia



Definition of Acarophobia

1. Noun. (medicine) the fear of itching or of insects that cause itching ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Acarophobia

1. Morbid fear of small parasites, small particles, or of itching. Origin: G. Akari, mite, + phobos, fear (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acarophobia

acarines
acarinosis
acariosis
acarminative
acarodermatitis
acarodermatitis urticarioides
acarodomatium
acarodomatiums
acaroid
acaroid gum
acaroid resin
acarologies
acarologist
acarologists
acarology
acarophobia (current term)
acarpellous
acarpelous
acarpous
acarus
acaryote
acatalasaemia
acatalasemia
acatalasemias
acatalasia
acatalectic
acatalectics
acatalepsy
acataleptic
acataleptics

Literary usage of Acarophobia

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"acarophobia is a peculiar mental disorder characterized by an abnormal fear on the part of. the affected individuals that they are infected with some ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"acarophobia.—Occasionally there are seen cases of generalized pruritus in which ... This rare condition, called acarophobia, is usually seen associated with ..."

3. Psychiatry by Stewart Paton (1905)
"... often appear which may be associated with emotional anomalies, such as the so-called acarophobia and other forms that will be described later on. ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"This peculiar mental disorder, mention of which was made in the section devoted to Pruritis, is termed "acarophobia" by Sutton.' A number of examples have ..."

5. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"... some insect (acarophobia) which he must dig out, and it is not uncommon for such individuals to bring with them to the physician packets of dried-up ..."

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