isopterophobia

isopterophobia2016-11-16T06:02:24+00:00

isopterophobia 

PSYCHOLOGY

isopterophobia image from New Medical Terms

termites in the wild dining on wood

Definition Morbid fear of insects that eat wood (termites). 

Comment This rates among the sillier “phobias”. Just because one can juxtapose two classic roots doesn’t mean one should. I doubt this term has ever been used clinically, and further doubt it rates as a proper phobia. Whilst isopterophobia fills a lexical void, not every hole in the universe needs filling. This term got 205 hits on 30.08.2016, mostly in foreign language and/or secondary literature (by the latter of which I mean notoriously useless phobia lists).

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