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Herpetophobia[1] is a common specific phobia, which consists of fear or aversion to reptiles, commonly lizards and snakes, and similar vertebrates as amphibians. It is one of the most diffused [2] animal phobias, very similar and related to ophidiophobia. This condition causes a slight to severe emotional reaction, as for example anxiety, panic attack or most commonly nausea.[3]

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  1. ^ "Definition of Herpetophobia on Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary". Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ Herpetophobia on phobias.about.com
  3. ^ Herpetophobia on wrongdiagnosis.com

External links[edit]

The dictionary definition of herpetophobia at Wiktionary