What's Your -Phobia?? Part-1

Lets begin with the history of -phobia

The English suffixes -phobia, -phobic, -phobe (of Greek origin: φόβος/φοβία ) occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, disabling fear as a mental disorder (e.g., agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe chemical aversions (e.g., hydrophobic), in biology to describe organisms that dislike certain conditions (e.g., acidophobia), and in medicine to describe hypersensitivity to a stimulus, usually sensory (e.g., photophobia).

In common usage they also form words that describe dislike or hatred of a particular thing or subject

Here, some of your Zoophobias ( a generic term for animal phobias)

  • Ailurophobia fear/dislike of cats
  • Apiphobia, Melissophobia — fear/dislike of bees
  • Arachnophobia — fear/dislike of spiders
  • Chiroptophobia — fear/dislike of bats
  • Cynophobia — fear/dislike of dogs
  • Entomophobia — fear/dislike of insects
  • Equinophobia, Hippophobia — fear/dislike of horses
  • Ichthyophobia — fear/dislike of fish
  • Musophobia — fear/dislike of mice and/or rats
  • Ophidiophobia — fear/dislike of snakes
  • Ornithophobia — fear/dislike of birds
  • Ranidaphobia — fear/dislike of frogs
So, which one is yours????

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mun camya, kau tok frenophobia-person who dislike new friend.. wa ka ka

atan .. aku geli lintah, bukan takut... tuh aper pulak

u r most welcome...
u got nice blog..huhuu
neway, i m suffering for