Haptephobia



noun

a fear of being touched; also called aphephobia , haphephobia , thixophobia

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Word Origin

Greek haphe ‘touch’

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    [hap-tuh-ron] /ˈhæp təˌrɒn/ noun, plural haptera [hap-tuh-ter-uh] /ˈhæp tə tər ə/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. a structure by which a fungus, aquatic plant, or algae colony attaches to an object; a holdfast. /ˈhæptərɒn/ noun 1. a cell or group of cells that occurs in certain plants, esp seaweeds, and attaches the plant to its substratum; […]

  • Hapteron

    [hap-tuh-ron] /ˈhæp təˌrɒn/ noun, plural haptera [hap-tuh-ter-uh] /ˈhæp tə tər ə/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. a structure by which a fungus, aquatic plant, or algae colony attaches to an object; a holdfast. /ˈhæptərɒn/ noun 1. a cell or group of cells that occurs in certain plants, esp seaweeds, and attaches the plant to its substratum; […]



  • Haptic

    [hap-tik] /ˈhæp tɪk/ adjective, Sometimes, haptical 1. of or relating to the sense of touch: the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands. 2. Digital Technology. of or relating to tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices: smartphones that incorporate haptic feedback; […]

  • Haptical

    [hap-tik] /ˈhæp tɪk/ adjective, Sometimes, haptical 1. of or relating to the sense of touch: the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands. 2. Digital Technology. of or relating to tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices: smartphones that incorporate haptic feedback; […]



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