Definitions

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  • n. fear of mice

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  • n. a morbid fear of mice

Etymologies

From Latin mus ("mouse") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Trivia answer: The fear of mice is musophobia aka muriphobia.

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  • '' Distracted by the spectacle, I made an observation mid-sentence, profane as it was, thanks to the crippling, crippling symptoms of musophobia, but it was an observation nonetheless in which I drew upon long-standing Anglo-Saxon roots to describe the act. ''

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  • The aliens in the Doom mods scared you the way a rat that crawls across the floor would scare someone with an extreme case of musophobia.

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  • While AVP2 upped the bar in approximating the Aliens experience, the main emotion felt was the same exaggerated musophobia.

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  • In each case, I leave it to the reader to supply the words "fear of." acarophobia mites, parasites entonophobia ticks aelurophobia cats galeophobia sharks apiophobia bees hippophobia horses arachnephobia spiders musophobia mice bacilliphobia bacilli myrmecophobia lice bacteriaphobia bacteria soleciphobia worms batrachophobia frogs, toads swinophobia swine cynophobia dogs taeniophobia tapeworms eisoptrophobia termites taurophobia bulls A much smaller cluster of fears is centered on the plant world.

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  • JM wonders if musophobia sufferers are just taking the mickey

    November 26, 2009