Definition of onychophagy in English:

onychophagy

noun

  • = onychophagia.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. From onycho- + -phagy. Compare French onychophagie, Italian onicofagia.

Pronunciation

onychophagy

/ɒnɪˈkɒfədʒi/