Onychophagia



[on-i-koh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /ˌɒn ɪ koʊˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
the practice of biting one’s nails, especially when done habitually and as a symptom of emotional disturbance.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Onychophagist

    [on-i-koh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /ˌɒn ɪ koʊˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. the practice of biting one’s nails, especially when done habitually and as a symptom of emotional disturbance.

  • Onychophagy

    onychophagy on·y·choph·a·gy (ŏn’ĭ-kŏf’ə-jē) or on·y·cho·pha·gi·a (-kō-fā’jē-ə, -jə) n. The habit of nail biting.



  • Onychophoran

    [on-i-kof-er-uh n] /ˌɒn ɪˈkɒf ər ən/ noun 1. any small, predatory, caterpillarlike animal of the phylum Onychophora, common in tropical forests, having stubby legs ending in pincers. /ˌɒnɪˈkɒfərən/ noun 1. any wormlike terrestrial invertebrate of the phylum Onychophora, having a segmented body, short unjointed limbs, and breathing by means of tracheae: intermediate in structure and […]

  • Onychoplasty

    onychoplasty on·y·cho·plas·ty (ŏn’ĭ-kō-plās’tē) n. A corrective or plastic operation on the matrix of a fingernail or toenail.



Disclaimer: Onychophagia definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.