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An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.

[Greek belonē, needle; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots + -phobia.]
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an abnormal fear of pins and needles.
See also: Sharpness
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The specific related phobias include trypanophobia, fear of medical procedures involving the use of needles; belonephobia, fear of sharp objects or instruments; and hemophobia, fear of the sight of blood.