aichmophobia

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aichmo- +‎ -phobia

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aichmophobia (uncountable)

  1. The fear of needles and other pointed or sharp objects.
    • 1977, George W. Kisker, The disorganized personality
      In aichmophobia the person develops a pathological fear of sharp and pointed objects. He or she fears pieces of broken glass, scraps of metal, nails, and scissors. Fear of this kind leads to all sorts of eccentric habits.

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