phaneromania

noun
phan·​er·​o·​ma·​nia | \ -ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce phaneromania (audio) \

Medical Definition of phaneromania

: 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 26 Nov. 2020.

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