Verboticism: Dentoolaryngophobia

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DEFINITION: n. A fear dental instruments, in particular the fear that your dentist will drop an instrument down your throat while chatting with the dental assistant.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛntuˌlɛɹn̩ɡoʊˈfoʊbiə/

Sentence: My dentist thinks I just have a particularly sensitive gag-reflex, but it's actually dentoolaryngophobia.

Etymology: dent- (relating to the teeth) + tool (tool) + laryngo- (relating to the throat) + -phobia (fear)

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Comments: Dentoolaryngophobia

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-27: 11:14:00
whoa - that's a mouthful

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:22:00
I love this word. So technical. And with double o's. Speaking of multiple o's, there's only one word in the English language that I know of that has three o's in a row. It's laparohysterosalipingooophorectomy. Hope I spelled that right. It's fairly technical, too, I guess.