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The English suffix -phobia is used to describe fear of a particular thing or subject. Everyday language has established the use of this suffix as a mild or irrational fear with no serious substance; however, its origin is from areas of psychiatry which study serious phobias which disable a person's life. For more information on the psychiatric side of this, including how psychiatry groups phobias as "agoraphobia", "social phobia", or "simple phobia", see phobia.

The following is a list of words ending in -phobia, or a list of fears that have been given names. In most instances the words listed here are neologisms (made-up words) coined to demonstrate a grasp of Greek word roots rather than descriptions of an actual condition. Only a few of the following terms occur in the medical literature.

Most of these terms were devised by adding the suffix -phobia to a Greek word for the object of the fear (some use a combination of a Latin root with the Greek suffix, which some consider linguistically impure).

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