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What are the medical names for specific animal phobias?

The fear of animals is called Zoophobia. There are names for specific common animal phobias. Here are some:

  • Ornithophobia - fear of birds
  • Ailurophobia - fear of cats
  • Cynophobia - fear of dogs
  • Acarophobia - fear of insects
  • Musophobia - fear of mice
  • Zemmiphobia - fear of rats
  • Selachophobia - fear of sharks
  • Ophidiophobia - fear of snakes
  • Arachnophobia - fear of spiders
  • Spheksophobia - fear of wasps
  • Agrizoophobia - fear of wild animals

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