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 (ə-răk′nə-fō′bē-ə, -nō-)
An abnormal fear of spiders.

[Greek arakhnē, spider + -phobia.]

a·rach′no·phobe′ n.
a·rach′no·pho′bic adj.


a person who is afraid of spiders
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This arachnophobe had his sissy pants on in no time, wondering if they could bite through waders.
I'M NOT an arachnophobe and I'm not scared of mice, so the news that an army of giant house spiders said to be as big as mice is apparently on the march into North Wales homes doesn't scare me.
Warne recently fled away after receiving the shock of his life when a British e-gaming operator played a prank on the arachnophobe spinner by serving him a live tarantula on a plate.
Australia Day' was originally dreamt up to commemorate the start of Curtis Good's Newcastle career but ended up with Steven Taylor - Saturday's captain, no less - chasing confirmed arachnophobe Andy Woodman with the shedded skin of a spider and groundsman Mick Curran winning a bush tucker trial against young defender Michael Riley.
What he discovered would have had an arachnophobe back up that rope, not stopping till they hit the top of Jebel Shams.
Up until about the age of 21 I was a huge arachnophobe.
Of course, some people have to face their phobias on a more regular basis than an arachnophobe.
It will inform and entertain, and if you are an arachnophobe, this book might alleviate most of your fears.
As a die-hard arachnophobe, I approached the book with trepidation--and was very pleasantly surprised.
Arachnophobe Bobby panicking to Stevi: "There's a spider up there.
The leg spin legend made the mistake of telling people at Sportingbet that he is an arachnophobe, following which the company decided to play a trick on him.