ophidiophobia

Main Entry:  ophidiophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a fear of snakes; also called ophiophobia
Etymology:  Greek ophidion 'small snake'
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Main Entry:  ophidiophobia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See ophiophobia
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ophidiophobia
1914, excessive fear of snakes or reptiles, from ophidio- apparently extracted from Mod.L. ophidia, a word coined arbitrarily (to provide an -ia form to serve as an order name in taxonomy) from Gk. ophis serpent.
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