A morbid dislike or fear of being touched. [G. haphe, touch, + phobos, fear]

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haph·e·pho·bia .haf-ə-'fō-bē-ə n a morbid fear of being touched

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haphe·pho·bia (haf″e-foґbe-ə) [Gr. haphē touch + -phobia] irrational fear of being touched.

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