Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fear of needles and other pointed or sharp objects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A morbid fear of touching sharp-pointed objects, such as needles and pins.
  • n. A morbid fear of being touched by the finger or any slender object.

Etymologies

aichmo- +‎ -phobia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Others fear needles or pointed objects, a condition called aichmophobia, and some suffer from bacteriaphobia—fear of germs!

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  • JM can't quite see the point of aichmophobia.

    January 19, 2010

  • no, Hmophobia.

    May 12, 2008

  • Isn't this spelled ouchmophobia?

    May 12, 2008

  • What a ridiculous phobia; there's nothing dangerous about sharp or pointed objects.

    May 12, 2008

  • The fear of sharp or pointed objects.

    May 12, 2008