Geophagous \Ge*oph"a*gous\, a. Earth-eating. [1913 Webster]

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  • geophagous — (ˈ)jē|äfəgəs adjective Etymology: ge + phagous 1. : eating earth a geophagous tribe 2. : feeding on soil geophagous worms * * * geophˈagous / gəs/ adjective • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • geophagous — adj. [Gr. ge, earth; phagein, to eat] Feeding on earth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • geophagous — ge·oph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • geophagous —   a. eating earth.    ♦ geophagia,    ♦ geophagism,    ♦ geophagy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Earthworm — Taxobox name = Earthworm image width = 250px image2 width = 250px image2 caption = Lumbricus terrestris, the Common European Earthworm regnum = Animalia phylum = Annelida classis = Oligochaeta ordo = Haplotaxida subordo = Lumbricina subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • geophagy — geophagist, n. geophagous /jee of euh geuhs/, adj. /jee of euh jee/, n. the practice of eating earthy matter, esp. clay or chalk, as in famine stricken areas. Also, geophagia /jee euh fay jeuh, jee euh/, geophagism /jee of euh jiz euhm/. [1840… …   Universalium

  • geophagism — /dʒiˈɒfədʒɪzəm/ (say jee ofuhjizuhm) noun the practice of eating earth or substances found in the earth, as clay, chalk, etc. Also, geophagy. {see geo , phagy, ism} –geophagous /dʒiˈɒfəgəs/ (say jee ofuhguhs), adjective –geophagist /dʒiˈɒfə …   Australian English dictionary

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