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a pathological belief that the skin is infested with mites or insects, often leading to self-mutilation in order to eliminate the infestation.

acarophobia ac·a·ro·pho·bi·a (āk’ə-rə-fō’bē-ə)

An abnormal fear of mites, small insects, or worms.

An abnormal fear of small particles, or of itching.


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