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acarophobia (ak-uh-ruh-FOE-bee-uh) noun

An abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms.

"The Little Book of Phobias, by Joe Kohut, lists more than 200 different phobias alphabetically. It begins with acarophobia, which is the fear of skin infestation by mites or ticks, and concludes with xerophobia, an abnormal fear of dryness and dry places, like deserts." Erwin, Melanie, Fear Can Turn Into Life-changing Phobias, Intelligencer Journal Lancaster, 18 Apr 1996.

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