ophidiophobia


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ophidiophobia

[ä¦fid·ē·ō′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of snakes.
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These eye-poppingly creative paper sculptures will elicit laughter and groans from loved ones with everything from dentophobia (fear of dentists) to ophidiophobia (fear of snakes).
ROZ LAWS' article on ophidiophobia (Mercury, April 8) was of interest to me because I suffer from this condition as well.
Ruth was a severe sufferer of ophidiophobia - the official name for fear of snakes - until she took part in the new BBC3 series The Panic Room.