Pedophobia
An abnormal and persistent fear of babies and children. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is groundless. Rearing a child or being around active children can both produce anxiety. From the Greek "pais" (child) and "phobos" (fear). Related terms include: androphobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of men; gynephobia, a comparably irrational and excessive fear of women.

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pe·do·pho·bia (pe″de-o-foґbe-ə) [pedo-1 + -phobia] irrational fear or dread of children.

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