zoophobia


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zoophobia

[‚zō·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of animals.
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WE were interested to read yesterday that egghead readers of New Scientist have now uncovered an A-Z of phobias, from alektrophobia (a fear of chickens) to zoophobia (a fear of animals).
Unlike so many phobias, however, zoophobia is entirely justified, because whatever else human beings may be, we are in fact animals, through and through.
Seymour Segnit, of The Phobia Clinic, has never met a phobia that couldn't be overcome in less than 24 hours, from Ablutophobia (washing) to Zoophobia (animals).