An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.
Origin of belonephobiaGreek belonē, needle; see gwel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots + –phobia.
- An irrational fear of needles and pins, usually resulting in abnormal behavior and anxiety.
Surface form belone + -phobia. From Ancient Greek βελόνη (belónē, “needle”) + φόβος (phóbos, “fear”).