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Ovaphobia (from Latin ova, "egg") is the fear of eggs. Ovaphobia is often triggered due to negative experiences involving eggs, like getting hit by eggs, accidentally breaking eggs, smelling eggs and gooeyness of eggs. It may also be triggered from being allergic to eggs. Some sufferers may even believe that living creatures like chicks may crack out of the egg at home. Since yolks are yellow, people suffering xanthophobia (fear of yellow) may avoid eggs as well.

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