aichmophobia
Morbid fear of being touched by the finger or any slender pointed object. [G. aichme, a point, + phobos, fear]

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aich·mo·pho·bia .āk-mə-'fō-bē-ə, -mō- n a morbid fear of sharp or pointed objects (as a needle or a pointing finger)

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aich·mo·pho·bia (īk″mo-foґbe-ə) [Gr. aichmē spearpoint + phobia] irrational fear of sharp-pointed objects, often connected with the fear that one might use the object to stab someone.

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