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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix One that fears or is averse to a specified thing: ailurophobe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Used to form nouns denoting a person having a fear of a specific thing.
  • suffix Used to form nouns denoting a person who hates or despises a specific thing.

Etymologies

French, from Latin -phobus, from Greek -phobos, fearing, from phobos, fear; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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