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Fear of paint. Pigmentumphobia

Fear of spray paint. Pɤnrophobia

Fear of blank paper (branch of papyrophobia). Vacansopapurosophobia

Fear of dishwasher detergent. Wajjeophobia

Fear of dishwashing liquid. Xiwophobia

Fear of medicines with anabolic effect (branch of pharmacophobia). Anabophobia

Fear of old paper. Antipapyrophobia

Fear of silver (branch of metallophobia). Argyrophobia, Argentophobia

Fear of calcium. Asvestiophobia

Fear of gasoline. Benziphobia

Fear of sewer water, branch of aquaphobia (fear of water) and cloacaphobia (fear of sewers). Cacohydrophobia

Fear of insecticide. Chaeophobia

Fear of ashes. Cinerophobia

Fear of cesium. Cresiumphobia

Fear of gemstones. Cryslaphobia

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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.