Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Chilopodophobia

Fear of centipedes (chilopods).

Sally has chilopodophobia. She is deathly afraid of chilopods.
(from Urban Dictionary)

Yes, this thing is real, and it's giving some of us a case of chilopodophobia!

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials found it at Garner State Park:
(read more about this centipede in the linked article)
Tags: c, greek, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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