Meaning of acarophobia

ac•a•ro•pho•bi•a

Pronunciation: (ak"ur-u-fō'bē-u), [key]
— n. Psychiatry.
  1. a pathological belief that the skin is infested with mites or insects, often leading to self-mutilation in order to eliminate the infestation.
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