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onychophagist

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek ὀνυχο- (onuch), combining form of ὄνυξ (onux) "claw, nail" + -φαγος (phagos) "eater" < ἐφαγόν (ephagon) "I ate".

Pronunciation

Noun

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onychophagist

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

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