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Definition of Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Paraskevidekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday the 13th.

The word "paraskevidekatriaphobia" was devised by Dr. Donald Dossey who told his patients that "when you learn to pronounce it, you're cured!"

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21976
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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