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From Ancient Greek σφήξ (sphḗx, “wasp”) + -phobia.
- Fear of wasps.
- 2006, Des Kennedy, The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb, page 211:
- A few episodes of harvesting ripe peaches and plums and getting viciously stung by the winged insects hiding inside the splitting fruit is more than sufficient to trigger a bout of spheksophobia, the fear of wasps.