Allotriophagy Al`lo*tri*oph"a*gy ([a^]l`l[-o]*tr[i^]*[o^]f"[.a]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. 'allo`trios strange + fagei^n to eat: cf. F. allotriophagie.] (Med.) A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food. [1913 Webster]

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  • allotriophagy — al·lot·ri·oph·a·gy …   English syllables

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  • -phagy — a combining form meaning eating, devouring that specified by the initial element, esp. as a practice or habit: allotriophagy; anthropophagy. Also, phagia. [ < Gk phagia; see PHAGE, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • -phagy — comb. form the eating of (specified food) (ichthyophagy). Etymology: Gk phagia (as PHAGOUS) * * * fəjē, ji noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek phagia, from phagein to eat + ia y more at baksheesh : eating of a ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • allotriophagia — noun see allotriophagy …   Useful english dictionary

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