phago-, phag-, -phage, -phagi, -phagic, -phagically, -phagia, -phagism, -phagist, -phagic, -phagous, -phagy

(Greek: eat, eating; to consume, to ingest; relationship to eating or consumption by ingestion or engulfing)

acreophagist
Anyone, or anything, which does not consume meat.
acreophagous
1. Not eating, nor consuming, carnivorous meals.
2. Eating meals without meat.
acreophagy
Eating no meat or eating meatless meals.
acridophage, acridophagy
1. Grasshoppers and/or locusts that eat plants, both wild and agriculturally grown.
2. Feeding on, consuming, or eating grasshoppers.
Pointing to a page about acridophagy or the eating of insects. Hunter-gathers eating grasshoppers at acridophagy.
actinophage, actinophagia, actinophagic
A virus that causes the lysis (decomposition, disintegration) of actinomycetes (bacteria).
adelphophagy
The consumption of one embryo by another in utero; particularly as it relates to certain amphibians, sharks, and fish.
Adephaga
A name applied to a family or group of Beetles, also called Carnivora, and divided into the two sections of Geodephaga and Hydradephaga.
adephagia, adephagous, adephagy
Pertaining to Adephaga; gluttonous, excessive, greedy eating.
aerophagia, aerophagy
1. Excessive swallowing of air, usually an unconscious process associated with anxiety, resulting in abdominal distention or belching, often interpreted by the patient as signs of a physical disorder.
2. Abnormal spasmodic swallowing of air; especially, as a symptom of hysteria.
3. The abnormal spasmodic swallowing of air, a common cause of flatulence and belching.

It can result in the distention of the stomach.

aerosialophagy
Constant swallowing, thus taking saliva and air into the stomach; also sialoaerophagy.
algophagous, algophage, algophagy
Feeding on algae.
alliaphage, alliaphagia
Eating, or consuming, garlic.
alliaphagy
Eating garlic.
allotriophagia (s) (noun), allotriophagias (pl)
A morbid impulse to eat unnatural foodstuffs; such as, ice, dirt, paint (including flaking paint), clay, laundry startch, gravel, plaster, or hair.

This condition is known in medical fields as pica which comes from Latin meaning “magpie” because this bird eats just about anything or carries away odd objects.

Pica and unusual food cravings (citta) are common in pregnant women. Pica also occurs in some patients with iron or zinc deficiencies. In children this syndrome, classified with eating disorders, is a rare mental disorder with onset typically in the second year of life; it usually remits in childhood but may persist into adolescence.

Expanded page about eating non-nutritive things. An expanded page about Allotriophagy.
A page about a pica eating Details about pica.
A page about eating non-nutritive things. It's Pica Again.
amylophagous, amylophagia
A morbid craving to eat starch. A form of allotriophagia or "pica".

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; vor-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.


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