|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|—n combining form|
|indicating an extreme abnormal fear of or aversion to: acrophobia; claustrophobia|
|[via Latin from Greek, from phobos fear]|
|—adj combining form|
phobia pho·bi·a (fō'bē-ə)
A persistent, abnormal, or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid the feared stimulus.
A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
An intense, abnormal, or illogical fear of a specified thing: claustrophobia.
An extreme and often unreasonable fear of some object, concept, situation, or person.