from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.
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- n. An irrational fear of needles and pins, usually resulting in abnormal behavior and anxiety.
Greek belonē, needle; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots + -phobia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Surface form belone + -phobia. From Ancient Greek βελόνη (belónē, "needle") + φόβος (phóbos, "fear"). (Wiktionary)