n. morbid fear of thunder and lightning.

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  • astrapophobia — Morbid fear of lightning. [G. astrape, lightning, + phobos, fear] * * * as·tra·po·pho·bia (as″trə po foґbe ə) astraphobia …   Medical dictionary

  • astrapophobia — fear of thunder and lightning Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • astrapophobia — The fear of thunder and lightning …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • астрапофобия — (astrapophobia; греч. astrape молния + фобия; син. кераунофобия) навязчивый страх боязнь молний …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Астрапофоби́я — (astrapophobia; греч. astrapē молния + Фобия; син. кераунофобия) навязчивый страх боязнь молний …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • -phobia — The English suffixes phobia, phobic, phobe ( of Greek origin: φόβος/φοβία ) occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, disabling fear as a mental disorder (e.g., agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe… …   Wikipedia

  • Astraphobia — A bolt of lightning tearing through the sky (and the thunder that accompanies it) can scare someone with astraphobia. Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia, is an abnormal fear of thunder and… …   Wikipedia

  • astraphobia — /as treuh foh bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning. Also, astrapophobia /as treuh peuh foh bee euh/. [ < Gk astra(pé) lightning + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phobia — An unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. For example, extreme fear of spiders is called arachnophobia, and fear of being outside is known as agoraphobia. Phobias… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phobias — This is a list that has been stewing on my hard drive for several years, defining 136 phobias, irrational or pathological fears of various things. The reason I ve resisted is that someone else has done a far more thorough job than I could ever do …   Phrontistery dictionary

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