[ on-i-koh-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ ˌɒn ɪ koʊˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə /
the practice of biting one's nails, especially when done habitually and as a symptom of emotional disturbance.
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Origin of onychophagia
OTHER WORDS FROM onychophagiaon·y·choph·a·gist [on-uh-kof-uh-jist] /ˌɒn əˈkɒf ə dʒɪst/, noun
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