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xerophobia (s) (noun), xerophobias (pl)
1. An abnormal fear of dryness or of dry places: Deserts are one example why people have a xerophobia because they might have a horror of not getting enough water to survive!
In biology, a xerophobia is an aversion to arid habitats by animals, or an inability of certain plants to survive in such moistureless locations.2. The inhibition of salivary flow resulting in a dry mouth: Such xerophobias are caused by emotional conditions, such as fear, anger, or excessive excitement.
This entry is located in the following units: phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous (page 43) xer-, xero-, xir- (page 4)