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Related to phaneromania: heliosis
Obsolete term for constant preoccupation with some external part, such as plucking the beard, pulling the lobe of the ear, picking at a pimple, etc.
[phanero- + G. mania, frenzy]
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phaneromania(făn″ĕr-ō-mā′nē-ă) [″ + mania, madness]
An abnormal tendency to bite the nails or pick, scratch, or pull a pimple, wart, hair, beard, or mustache.
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