vermiphobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vermis (worm) + -phobia: Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos, fear)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vermiphobia (uncountable)

  1. An abnormal or irrational fear of worms or being infected by worms.

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References[edit]

  • "vermiphobia" in Robertson's Words for a Modern Age, John G. Robertson, Senior Scribe Publications, 1991, ISBN 0963091905
  • "vermiphobia" in The American Pronouncing Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Frank O. Colby, Crowell, 1950
  • "vermiphobia" in Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics, A. Ross Eckler, 1972