parasitophobia


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parasitophobia

[‚par·ə‚sid·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of parasites.
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Despite the successful removal of the fleas and the pigeons that were source of the pest, parasitophobia of the man persisted over the following 4 months.
It can be difficult for physicians to emphasize the need for these measures without fostering parasitophobia, or "lice hysteria," said Dr.