Apiphobia
Fear of bees. A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy using exposure and fear reduction techniques. In many cases, anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication proves helpful, especially during the early stages of therapy. The word "apiphobia" comes from "api-" from the Greek "apis" meaning bee + "phobia" from the Greek "phobos" meaning fear = literally, fear (of) bee(s). Apiphobia is also called melissophobia, since "melissa" is another Greek word for bee.
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Morbid fear of bees. SYN: melissophobia. [L. apis, bee, + G. phobos, fear]

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api·pho·bia (a″pĭ-foґbe-ə) [L. apis bee + -phobia] irrational fear of bees.

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