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aichmophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An excessive fright of pointed objects, such as knives, nails, and forks: Symptoms of aichmophobia may lead to unusual eating habits, such as eating alone or without silverware, or to the selection of an occupation in which the phobic person will not have to see or use dangerous implements or their symbolic equivalents.
A person who has aichmophobia also has a morbid distrust of being touched by pointed objects, such as the finger or other sharp or slender-pointed objects.2. Etymology: from Greek aikhme, "spear" or "javelin" + phobia, "irrational fear", or "terror".
This entry is located in the following units: aichmo-, aichm- + (page 1) phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous (page 2)