Definitions for "Specific phobia"
Syndrome characterized by a persistent fear of specific objects or situations, exposure to which almost invariably evokes an anxiety response.
An unwarranted fear and avoidance of a specific object or circumstance, for example, fear of nonpoisonous snakes or fear of heights.
an illogical but real and intense fear of an object, such as dogs or insects, or a situation, such as flying or closed spaces; also known as single phobia or simple phobia.