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Fear of grass (branch of boranophobia). Agrostophobia

Fear of flowers (branch of botanophobia). Anthophobia

Fear of thistles (branch of botanopgobia). Distlephobia

Fear of dogwood trees (branch of dendrophobia). Dogwoodphobia

Fear of oak trees (branch of dendrophobia). Drusophobia

Fear of tumbleweeds (branch of botanophobia). Grasartophobia

Fear of cacti (branch of botanophobia). Kactosophobia

Fear of pine trees (branch of dendrophobia). Pefkophobia

Fear of leaves (branch of botanophobia). Phyllophobia

Fear of maple leaves (branch of Phyllophobia). Mapleleafaphobia

Fear of ferns (branch of botanophobia). Pteridophobia

Fear of weeds (branch of botanophobia). Viriditaphobia

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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.