SYN: nyctophobia. [scoto- + G. phobos, fear]

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sco·to·pho·bia (sko″to-foґbe-ə) [scoto- + -phobia] irrational fear of darkness.

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  • Scotophobia — Scotophōˈbia noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Scoto * * * scotophobia see scoto 2; Scotophobia: see Scoto 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • scotophobia — sco·to·pho·bi·a (skō tə fōʹbē ə) n. See nyctophobia.   [Greek skotos, darkness + phobia.] * * * …   Universalium

  • scotophobia — noun Fear of darkness. Syn: nyctophobia …   Wiktionary

  • scotophobia — fear of the dark Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • scotophobia — A fear of darkness or of the night …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Nyctophobia — Scotophobia redirects here. For the hatred, fear or envy of Scotland, or people or things from the country, see Anti Scottish sentiment. Nyctophobia is a phobia characterized by a severe fear of the darkness. It is triggered by the brain’s… …   Wikipedia

  • скотофобия — (scotophobia; греч. skotos темнота + фобия) см. Никтофобия …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Скотофоби́я — (scotophobia; греч. skotos темнота + Фобия) см. Никтофобия …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Anti-Scottish sentiment — is disdain, envy, fear or hatred for Scotland, the Scots or Scottish culture. It is sometimes referred to as Scotophobia [cite book|title=Oxford English Dictionary|quote=Scotophobia, a morbid dread or dislike of the Scots or things… …   Wikipedia

  • Nyctophobia — Pathological fear of the dark, an abnormal and persistent dread of the dark. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they may rationally realize that the dark does not pose a threat commensurate with their fear. Formed from the Greek nyx (night) …   Medical dictionary

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