sitio-, siti-, sito-, sit-, -sitia +

(Greek: food; eating; appetite)

A craze for food or certain kinds of food.
sitiomania, sitomania
A craze for eating varieties and quantities of foods or specific kinds of food; bulimia.
sitiophobia, sitophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An abnormal fear of food or of eating: Following chemotherapy, for example, a case of sitiophobia can occur where the patient does not want to take in nourishment because of the very unpleasant symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
2. Psychoneurotic abhorrence of food: Sitophobia can arise when a young woman has an eating disorder and a strong repugnance to nourishment, whether generally or only to specific dishes.
sitology, sitiology
1. The science of diet and nutrition.
2. The branch of medicine dealing with nutrition and dietetics.
3. The branch of therapeutics concerned with the practical application of diet in relation to health and disease.
The movement of a cell or organism in response to a food stiulus, whether toward the food (positive sitotaxis) or away from the food (negative sitotaxis).
The therapeutic use of food.
1. Any poison developed in food; especially, one produced by bacteria growing in a cereal or grain product.
2. Poisoning by vegetable foods infested with molds or bacteria.

This word refers to aflatoxin, a toxin produced by some strains of Aspergillus flavus that causes cancer in laboratory animals. It may be present in peanuts and other seeds contaminated with Aspergillus molds. Farm animals and humans are susceptible to this toxicosis.

It is not practical to try to remove aflatoxin from contaminated foods in order to make them edible. In other words, throw moldy food away! It is very dangerous to attempt to clean mold off food and then eat it!

Poisoning by vegetable foods infested with molds or bacteria.
sitotropism, sitotropic
The turning of living cells toward or away from a food source, also, sitotaxis.
superparasite, superparasitism
Infestation of parasites by other parasites; that is, parasites on other parasites.
tropoparasite (s) (noun), tropoparasites (pl)
1. A parasite which can thrive in alternating periods of heat and cold.
2. A parasite that is adapted to seasonal weather changes.
xenoparasite, xenoparasitism
1. An ectoparasite that becomes pathogenic when the resistance of its host weakens.
2. A strange organism not usually parasitic on the host but that becomes so because of a weakened condition of the host.
zooparasite (s) (noun), zooparasites (pl)
An animal that obtains its sustenance from another animal: Joan read about zooparasites in her biology book and learned that a zooparasite can be a worm or a protozoa living in an another animal.

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