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Fear of mailboxes. Xinxiangphobia

Fear of xylophones, branch of gakkiphobia (fear of musical instruments). Xylophonophobia

Fear of alarm clocks, branch of syskeviphobia (fear of appliances). Xypnitiriphobia

Fear of pressure washers. [email protected]

Fear of Christmas trees. Yedanshuphobia

Fear of nightlights. Yedengphobia

Fear of liquid. Ygrophobia

Fear of radio receivers. Yinjiphobia

Fear of drinking fountains. Yinshuijiphobia

Fear of wood. Ylophobia

Fear of gumball machines. Yrouxphobia

Fear of bedrooms. Ypnodomatiophobia

Fear of bathtubs, branch of oikophobia (fear of home surroundings). Yupenphobia

Fear of bathroom sinks. Yushixishophobia

Fear of windshield wipers. Yushuaphobia

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Psychology term of the day

May 15th 2021


Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands.