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arachnophobia

[uh-rak-nuh-foh-bee-uh] /əˌræk nəˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun
1.
an abnormal or pathological fear of spiders.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek aráchnē ‘spider’ + -phobia
Related forms
arachnophobe, noun
arachnophobic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arachnophobic

arachnophobia

/əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
an abnormal fear of spiders
Derived Forms
arachnophobic, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Greek arakhnē spider + -phobia
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Word Origin and History for arachnophobic

arachnophobia

n.

1925, from comb. form of arachnid + -phobia "fear."

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arachnophobic in Medicine

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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