Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 1

#8: Ophidiophobia 

What It Is:

An abnormal fear of snakes.

Word History:

Ophis is the Greek word for snake.

Bonus Points:

Two other English words with similar roots are ophiomorphic, meaning "snakelike in form" and ophiophagous, which means "feeding on snakes."

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