onychophagia etymology

English word onychophagia comes from English -phagia (Eating, biting or swallowing.), English onycho- ((anatomy) nail.)

Detailed word origin of onychophagia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phagia English (eng) Eating, biting or swallowing.
onycho- English (eng) (anatomy) nail.
onychophagia English (eng) (psychopathology) Compulsive biting of one's nails.

Words with the same origin as onychophagia

Descendants of -phagia
dysphagia geophagia gynophagia hyperphagia hypophagia lignophagia necrophagia odynophagia osteophagia tachyphagia trichophagia urophagia xerophagia xylophagia zoophagia
Descendants of onycho-
onychalgia onychectomy onychitis onychodystrophy onychogryphosis onychology onycholysis onychomancy onychomycosis onychomycotic onychopathology onychopathy onychophagy onychorrhexis onychosis