onychophagist

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὀνυχο- (onuch), combining form of ὄνυξ (ónuks, claw, nail) + -φαγος (-phagos, eater), from ἐφαγόν (ephagón, I ate).

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onychophagist (plural onychophagists)

  1. (rare) A person who bites his or her fingernails.

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