amatho-, amath-, amathi- +
(Greek: sand [dust])
To dwell in sandy places, as in a desert.
A large variety of creatures; for example, scorpions and spiders, are protected against water loss by their thick and hard body coverings that allows them to amathocole successfully in sandy deserts, as in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
Some people who are affected with amathophobia keep the windows in their residences closed at all times and install elaborate air-filtering equipment.
There are also individuals who constantly wipe surfaces and clean their living quarters so often that they may be considered to have an obsessive-compulsive disorder known as amathophobia.
Because personal hygiene is a means of controlling infectious diseases, the absence of dirt is not merely an esthetic adornment. Cleanliness is no doubt an acquired taste.