Trypophobia is described as ‘an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. There is, however, no agreement on whether it is a real phobia, or whether it’s an evolutionary protective mechanism, unconsciously helping us to identify disease and putrefaction. This isn’t a phobia recognised by those all-important diagnostic manuals, but that doesn’t in any way diminish the very real revulsion and trauma experienced by people who suffer from this condition, phobia or otherwise.

I’ve added it to our ever-growing glossary because it is sometimes a co-occurring condition, reported by autistics.

And here is a more informative link, for those who feel it may be relevant to them: More about trypophobia.