acarophobia
Morbid fear of small parasites, small particles, or of itching. [G. akari, mite, + phobos, fear]

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ac·a·ro·pho·bia .ak-ə-rō-'fō-bē-ə, -ə-rə- n
1) an abnormal dread of skin infestation with small crawling organisms
2) a delusion that the skin is infested with small crawling organisms

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ac·a·ro·pho·bia (ak″ə-ro-foґbe-ə) [acaro- + -phobia] irrational fear of mites or of other minute animate (insects, worms) or inanimate (pins, needles) objects, sometimes accompanied by fear of parasites crawling beneath the skin.

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