arachnophobia /əˌraknəˈfəʊbɪə/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1. extreme or irrational fear of spiders.
II. derivatives

1. arachnophobe
noun


2. arachnophobic
adjective


– origin 1920s: modern Latin, from Greek arakhnē ‘spider’ + -phobia.

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