from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms.
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- n. the fear of itching or of insects that cause itching
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- n. a morbid fear of small insects and mites and worms
In each case, I leave it to the reader to supply the words "fear of." acarophobia mites, parasites entonophobia ticks aelurophobia cats galeophobia sharks apiophobia bees hippophobia horses arachnephobia spiders musophobia mice bacilliphobia bacilli myrmecophobia lice bacteriaphobia bacteria soleciphobia worms batrachophobia frogs, toads swinophobia swine cynophobia dogs taeniophobia tapeworms eisoptrophobia termites taurophobia bulls A much smaller cluster of fears is centered on the plant world.