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  • n. A person who bites his or her fingernails.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as onychophage.

Etymologies

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

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