entomophobia


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entomophobia

[‚ent·ə·mə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of insects.
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A potentially virulent strain of entomophobia gripped the inhabitants of Great Britain in 1877.
Many people suffer from a deeply ingrained fear of insects, or entomophobia. "We've had people hire contractors to take down all their trees, because they didn't want to live through another gypsy-moth attack," says David Shaw, superintendent of the Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission in east-central New Jersey.