Acarophobia meaning

ăkə-rə-fōbē-ə
An abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms.
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Fear that one's skin is infested with mites or other parasites.
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(medicine) The fear of itching or of insects that cause itching.

His acarophobia was obvious from his reaction when I told him he had lice.

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Origin of acarophobia

  • acar(id) –phobia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition