acarophobia


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Related to acarophobia: maieusiophobia, Acerophobia

ac·a·ro·pho·bi·a

 (ăk′ə-rə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear that one's skin is infested with mites or other parasites.


ac′a·ro·phobe′ n.
ac′a·ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj.

acarophobia

a fear of itching or of the mites or ticks that cause it.
See also: Insects
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acarophobia - a morbid fear of small insects and mites and wormsacarophobia - a morbid fear of small insects and mites and worms
zoophobia - a morbid fear of animals
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It is also known as acarophobia, delusional infestation, psychogenic parasitosis or Ekbom syndrome.
Entomophobia, acarophobia, parasitic dermatophobia or delusional parasitosis.