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)

bibliophagic (adjective), more bibliophagic, most bibliophagic
A reference to the devouring of books, either by reading them, collecting them, or by actual consumption as by lice, worms, etc.: "Bibliophiles or bibliomaniacs are considered one kind of bibliophagic consumers."
bibliophagist (s) (noun), bibliophagists (pl)
Someone who devours (ardently reads) books.
bibliophagy (s) (noun), bibliophagies (pl)
The consumption of, or the figurative devouring of books.
An organism that derives the nourishment for its existence from another living organism.
Consuming, eating, or destroying other living organisms; a special reference to certain parasites.
Feeding on living organisms; a reference to certain parasites.
1. Abnormal slowness when eating.
2. Slowness in swallowing due to an organic impediment.
An abnormal slowness when eating.
capnocytophaga (s) (noun), capnocytophagas (pl)
A genus of Gram-negative, fusiform bacteria that require carbon dioxide for growth and exhibit gliding motility; associated with human periodontal disease.
The consumption of cancer cells.
carpophagous, carpophage, carpophagy
Feeding on fruit (or seeds).
The eating of wax.
The eating, or consumption, of wax.
cerophagia, cerophagous, cerophagy
Eating, consumption, or feeding on wax.
cheilophagia, chilophagia
An excessive biting of the lips.

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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