arachnophobia

arachnophobia

[uh-rak-nuh-foh-bee-uh]
noun
an abnormal or pathological fear of spiders.

Origin:
1925–30; < Greek aráchnē ‘spider’ + -phobia

arachnophobe, noun
arachnophobic, adjective, noun
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arachnophobia (əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə)
 
n
an abnormal fear of spiders
 
[C20: from Greek arakhnē spider + -phobia]
 
arachnophobic
 
adj, —n

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arachnophobia
1925, from comb. form of arachnid + phobia.
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arachnophobia a·rach·no·pho·bi·a (ə-rāk'nə-fō'bē-ə, -nō-) or a·rach·ne·pho·bi·a (ə-rāk'nə-)
n.
An abnormal fear of spiders.

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