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Definition of the noun acarophobia

What does acarophobia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acarophobias

  1. a morbid fear of small insects and mites and worms
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: zoophobia = a morbid fear of animals

Alternative definition of the noun acarophobia


  1. [medicine] the fear of itching or of insects that cause itching

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Google previewThe Hurting Heart (1994)

Overcoming Emotional Distress

Acarophobia is a fear of small objects like pins and needles, and of small insects and worms. Acrophobia, also known as altophobia, is a morbid fear of heights or high places — bridges, tall buildings, bubble lifts outside buildings, travelling in ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

maniaphobia acarophobia, entomophobia rhabdophobia zelophobia dikephobia aichmophobia megalophobia levophobia photophobia astraphobia, astrapophobia, keraunophobia eremophobia, monophobia erotophobia mechanophobia ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Compare acarophobia, parasitiophobia. [From Greek mikros small] mirrors Catoptrophobia, spectrophobia. missiles Ballistophobia. mist Homichlophobia, nebulophobia. mites Acarophobia. mnemophobia Memories. [From Greek mneme ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils Oeijord

instinct acarophobia, acarophobia (fear of mites/small insects or animals) instincts acceptance, ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

basophobia infection molysmophobia, mysophobia, septophobia infinity apeirophobia injections trypanophobia injury traumatophobia insanity dementophobia, lyssophobia, maniaphobia insects acarophobia, entomophobia, insectophobia, ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

ACAROPHOBIA Fear of skin infestation by crawling organisms. See Phobia. ACCIDENT PRONENESS In classical psychoanalytic understanding, frequent accidents implies a strong superego so that the person punishes the self because of ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Acarophobia: Abnormal fear of ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

acarophobia. A morbid fear of mites, and by extension other insects, worms, or small objects like needles. acatamathaesia. Loss of the ability to comprehend or to grasp the meaning of a ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

acarophobia /-f6'bé-.;/ , ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Acarophobia ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

TTHT, TET"; "| RIT Acarophobia. Morbid fear of itch. Evgiffa; HRTāf; Givil #1 HT SR Acarpous. Sterile. sia; sign; &# Acarus. Insect infecting the skin, as in itch. Hâr "TGR'rg; HR#1 & *HT{\ \GT HFG arSTI Hist, A. Scabiei, itch-producing insects.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

acarophobia delusion one's skin is infested with mites, ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

home surroundings fear of humans anthropophobia phobanthropy fear of ideas idcophobia fear of infection molysmophobia fear of injury traumatophobia fear of insanity maniaphobia fear of insects entomophobia fear of itching acarophobia ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

thanatophobia infinity: apeirophobia injury: traumatophobia innovation: neophobia insanity: lyssophobia; maniaphobia insects: acarophobia; entomophobia fear of jealousy: zelophobia justice: dikephobia knives: aichmophobia large objects ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Lunacy (1993)

by Thomas Szasz

Phobias Listl14 acarophobia (f. of skin infestation by mites or ticks) acerophobia ( f. of sourness) achluophobia (scotophobia) acidophobia (inability to accommodate to acid soils, as certain plants) acousticophobia (f. of noise) acrophobia (f. of ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acarophobia /-f6'bé-a/, a morbid dread of tiny parasites or the delusion that tiny insects such as mites have invaded the skin. ACAT, abbreviation ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

acarophobia A phobia of small animals or objects. acatamathaesia A 16 / DICTIONARY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, ASSESSMENT AND ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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