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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌtɹɪpəˈfəʊbi.ə/
- (General American) enPR: trĭ'pə-fōʹbē-ə, IPA(key): /ˌtɹɪpəˈfoʊbi.ə/
- Rhymes: -əʊbiə
- Hyphenation: try‧po‧pho‧bia
- (psychology) An irrational or obsessive fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, such as those found in honeycombs. [from 2005]
- 2013 October, G[eoff] G. Cole; A[rnold] J. Wilkins, “Fear of Holes”, in Psychological science, volume 24, number 10, DOI:10.1177/0956797613484937, PMID 23982244, pages 1980–1985:
- Images of lotus seed heads are often reported as inducing trypophobia. Sufferers of trypophobia report that it is the visual percept that is particularly aversive.
fear of holes
- ^ “Louise” (23 May 2005), “Trypophobia”, in A Phobia of Holes, Yahoo! GeoCities, archived from the original on 16 March 2009, retrieved 26 September 2017: see Jennifer Abbasi (26 July 2011), “Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?: We Investigate the Fear of Creepy Clustered Holes”, in Popular Science, archived from the original on 12 September 2017.