Definition of trichophagia in English:

trichophagia

noun

  • The phenomenon or habit of eating or chewing one's own hair.

Pronunciation

trichophagia

/ˌtrɪkə(ʊ)ˈfeɪdʒ(ɪ)ə/ /ˌtrʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈfeɪdʒ(ɪ)ə/

Origin

Early 20th century.