phaneromania

noun

phan·​er·​o·​ma·​nia -ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce phaneromania (audio)
: a persistent or obsessive picking at some superficial body growth (as in habitual nail-biting)

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“Phaneromania.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phaneromania. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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