cibo-, -cibal

(Latin: food; a meal)

ante cibos (plural of ante cibum)
Before meals and is usually abbreviated as a.c. in prescriptions, etc.
ante cibum (s), ante cibos (pl)
Before a meal; usually, abbreviated a.c. in medical prescriptions, etc.
Preceding a meal.
Of or pertaining to food.
A reference to food, edible.
The act of taking food.
An excessive desire to eat all kinds of food.
Modern food is a "natural substance" most of whose ingredients are artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.
cibophobia (s) (noun), cibophobias
An irrational fear of eating, or loathing for, food; sometimes with a particular food or class of foods. In some religions (Hindus are vegetarian while Muslims and Jews are forbidden to eat pork), if a person eats a forbidden food by mistake, or is forced to do so, he or she may vomit or feel nauseous for days.

Man is about to vomit because he didn't know that he had been eating a bat and it made him sick.
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The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

—Mark Twain
A store of food.
Occurring after a meal.
precibal (adjective), more precibal, most precibal
Concerning something which occurs before a meal: Steven was used to the important precibal activity of washing his hands before sitting down to eat.

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