phaneromania


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phaneromania

a mania for picking at growths.
See also: Manias, Skin
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Noun1.phaneromania - an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
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