onychophagy

The habit of biting one's fingernails

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • onychophagy — noun the habit of biting ones nails …   Wiktionary

  • onychophagy — on·y·choph·a·gy .än i käf ə jē n, pl gies NAIL BITING * * * on·y·choph·a·gy (on″ĭ kofґə je) onychophagia …   Medical dictionary

  • onychophagy — on·y·choph·a·gy …   English syllables

  • onychophagy — ˌänəˈkäfəjē noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin onychophagia, from onych + phagia phagy : nail biting * * * onychophˈagy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑onycha …   Useful english dictionary

  • onychophagy, onychophagia — Habitual nailbiting. [onycho + G. phago, to eat] …   Medical dictionary

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  • nail-biting — n habitual biting at the fingernails usu. being symptomatic of emotional tensions and frustrations called also onychophagia, onychophagy …   Medical dictionary

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