acrophobia

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acrophobia

abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height

acrophobia

[‚ak·rə′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of great heights.
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The first phobia studies conducted during late 1993 were for acrophobia - the fear of heights.