c 1790, from words ending in -phobia, from Ancient Greek φόβος (phobos, “fear”). Compare ism, from -ism, itis, from -itis, and ana, from -ana.
phobia (plural phobias or phobiæ) An irrational or obsessive fear or anxiety, usually of or about something particular. I know someone with a strange phobia of ladders.
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