Aichmophobia

Aichmophobia (pronounced [īk-mō-fō′bē-ă]) is a kind of specific phobia, the morbid fear of sharp things, such as pencils, needles, knives, a pointing finger, or even the sharp end of an umbrella. It is derived from the Greek aichmē (point) and phobos (fear).

Sometimes this general term is used to refer to what is more specifically called trypanophobia. Trypanophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles.

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