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'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Shelconscious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: shell-con-shis

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Dermaphobic

gspadoni

Created by: gspadoni

Pronunciation: dur'mi'fob

Sentence: As a card-carrying dermaphobe, Alicia had mastered the ability to peel an apple skin in one long, continuous spiral.

Etymology: Derived from the late Latin epidermis (epi=outer layer; dermis=skin) + Latin phobus (phobus=fear)

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Skinsitivity

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: skin si TIV i tee

Sentence: Hy Pokondriak had a rare psychological skinsitivity to eating any kind of fruit or vegetable covering or animal skin. It wasn't merely that the taste was unappeeling; he pelt so terrified that he had to run and hide. Even pie crust was a little scary. He had been in therapy for years in an attempt to peel back the layers of the phobia. But it didn't help that the only psychiatric practice in the whole area was "Hull, Husker, and Schell."

Etymology: skin + sensitivity

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Dermadrama

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dir ma dra ma

Sentence: Tanya Hide and Ed P. Durmass were seasoned actors on the highly acclaimed daytime series, "The Young and the Wrinkleless". Ed's character tried to force his victim, Tanya, to eat a banana peel. He knew her dermadrama regarding rinds of fruit would make great tv. She refused and said, "Take your banana and split". To which he replied, "Don't you like it? It has a peel...". Tanya shoved the offending former fruit covering into Ed's mouth and forced it in. He gagged and ran to wash out the bitter taste with some cleansing lather. This is really why their show is called a Soap Opera...

Etymology: Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Drama (turbulent or highly emotional situation;the quality of being arresting or highly emotional)

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Fearskin

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fear-skin

Sentence: Ari knew that all he had to do to remove the fearskin was to face up to the challenge of the peel. But he could not get past the rindgressive feelings that plagued his thoughts. rindgress: to look back in your thoughts in fear while confronting skins or peels.

Etymology: n: fearskin: fear + skin, v: rindgress: rind + regress

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COMMENTS:

HA! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-08: 19:11:00

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Fearomembrane

Created by: aigle101

Pronunciation: fear-o-membrane

Sentence: noun;fear of any outer skin(membrane) whether refering to fruit ,vegetable or animal etc...;

Etymology: fear and membrane (outer skin or fur)

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Repulskin

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/puhl/skin

Sentence: Amy has sufferd from the dreaded phobia of repulskin since early childhood. She can't eat apples, grapes, nectarines, or especially fuzzy peaches, or any other fruits unless all the skin is completely peeled off.

Etymology: repulsion + skin

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COMMENTS:

I would not be at all surprised to find that Amy actually existed. I haven't gone down that road personally, but I could easily see someone developing a strong aversion like that. - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:56:00

They do exist: a former workmate had an extreme fastidiousness about the apple and pear skins. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-08: 18:33:00

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Hidermaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy derm a fobe eeya

Sentence: Heidi had Hidermaphobia and could not hide it. Whether she travelled to Hyderabad or Hernando's Hideaway, she could not eat the hide of any fruit or any vegetable. She could not hide from it. In fact her fear was so great, a-pare-entally she could not even peel them. The eyes on potatoes stared at her accusingly;eating cherries was the pits;beets had her beat;peas made her snap and she feared bananas a bunch. She'd turnip her nose at rutabagas; carrots made her want to top herself and onions made her cry. It was then no wonder that when the cute guy in Produce asked her to go out on a "date", she ran screaming from the grocery store! Now Heidi is in hiding.

Etymology: Hide(body covering of a living animal or the dressed skin of an animal) & Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Phobia (fear; an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-09: 07:05:00

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Agrowaphobia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ah + gro + ah + pho + bee + ah

Sentence: I know that's got lots of vitamins and all that, but I'm still not eating it because, frankly, it's yucky.

Etymology: agoraphobia but with "grow" in there.

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Skinedible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skinedəbəl

Sentence: Ruby is afraid of any food that has an exterior that is different than its interior. She sees it as skinedible. To her, even skinadvertent skingestion of skin is skinappropriate. It gives her skindigestion. She won*t even drink hot chocolate that has started to cool.

Etymology: skin (the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal) + inedible (not fit to be eaten)

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mrskellyscl good one! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-03: 06:39:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-03: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James