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lick

1. a block of compressed salt or chemical matter provided for domestic animals to lick for medicinal and nutritional purposes
2. a place to which animals go to lick exposed natural deposits of salt
3. Slang a short musical phrase, usually on one instrument
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He was fine, but he also started the lick granuloma again--this time three of them.
These are fleas, allergic dermatitis, and lick granulomas.
But when done to excess or in a self-mutilating manner as with lick granulomas, for the purpose of anxiety reduction, the routines become a misdirected or much-overdone variation on normal behavior.