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Definition of Fear of closed spaces

Fear of closed spaces: Fear of closed spaces, of being closed in or being shut in as in elevators, tunnels, or any other small confined space is termed claustrophobia.

The word "claustrophobia" is derived from the Latin "claudere", to shut + the Greek "phobis", fear.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9965
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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