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)

logophag, autologophag
One who “eats” his, or her, own words.
lymphagogue
An agent that increases the formation and flow of lymph.
macrophagous, macrophage, macrophagic, macrophagy
Feeding on relatively large food particles or prey.
macrophytophagous, macrophytophage, macrophytophagy
Eating higher plant material only.
Mallophaga
Chewing lice; order of small wingless hemipterodean insects that live exclusively as obligate ectoparasites of birds and mammals; body depressed, mouthparts specialized for chewing; eggs attached to hair or feathers; some may be of economic importance in domestic animals.
mallophagous
A reference to an insect that devores wool, hair, feathers, etc.; applied to the Mallophaga, a group of apodous parasitic insects.
meconophagism
Eating opium.
meconophagist
An opium eater or one who eats opium.
meconophagy
The consumption of or the eating of opium.
megaesophagus
Failure of the esophagogastric sphincter to relax with swallowing, as a result of the degeneration of the ganglion cells in the wall of the organ.

The thoracic esophagus also loses its normal peristaltic activity and becomes dilated. Also called, cardiospasm.

Specifically, failure of the esophagogastric sphincter to relax when swallowing, because of the degeneration of ganglion cells in the wall of the organ.

meliphagan
A honey eater.
meliphagous, meliphage, meliphagy
Feeding on honey.
melliphagous, melliphagy
Eating, or feeding upon, honey.
microbiophagy
Destruction or lysis of micro-organisms by a phage.
microphages
Eating microbes.

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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