acarophobia

noun
ac·​a·​ro·​pho·​bia | \ ˌak-ə-rō-ˈfō-bē-ə, -ə-rə- How to pronounce acarophobia (audio) \

Medical Definition of acarophobia

1 : an abnormal dread of skin infestation with small crawling organisms
2 : a delusion that the skin is infested with small crawling organisms

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“Acarophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acarophobia. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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