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)

neustophagous, neustophage, neustophagy
Eating organisms living in the surface film of a body of water (neuston).
odynophagia, odynophagy (s) (noun), odynophagias (pl)
Existing agony when trying to swallow while eating: At the dinner table, Alice felt pain in her mouth, called odynophagia, when trying to eat some vegetables.
odynophagous (adjective), more odynophagous, most odynophagous
Concerning pain when swallowing (eating): Jane had tonsillitis and suffered from an odynophagous condition, so she lost some weight during the time she was sick.
1. Utilizing only a small variety of food species.
2. Eating only certain foods or a very limited range of preferred food items.
omophagia, omophagic, omophagous
Eating raw food, especially raw flesh.
A person who eats raw flesh.
onychophagia (s) (noun)
The nervous habit of biting one's fingernails; habitual nail biting: "When under tension, his onychophagia was most obvious."

"Trina uses artificial nails to cover up the damage caused by her onychophagia."

"Glen, if you can't control your onychophagia, you will have to be taken an onychophagiologist for treatment."

onychophagist (s), onychophagists (pl) (noun forms)
Those who chew on their fingernails: "Some onychophagists try to avoid letting others see their nail biting habits, but quite often they are so upset that they can't help themselves."
oophagous, oophagia, oophagy
1. The habitual eating of eggs; subsisting largely on eggs.
2. The eating of eggs; said of insects whose diet consists largely of eggs.
3. The cannibalization of subordinate eggs within a homogeneous population or the uterus; particularly as it relates to certain insect and aquatic species.
ophiophage, ophiophagy
1. Feeding on snakes.
2. Eating or consuming serpents.
3. There is a genus of very venomous serpents related to the cobra, inhabiting the East Indies, that eat other snakes.
ophiophagous, ophiophagus
1. Eating or consuming serpents; there is a genus of very venomous serpents allied to the cobra, inhabiting the East Indies, that eat other snakes.
2. Feeding on serpents; said of certain birds and other reptiles.
Eating snakes.
The oral ingestion of opiates.
The consumption of opiates through the mouth.
opsophagy (noun)
1. The eating of delicacies and in most cases, especially fish.
2. The ingestion of delicacies; such as, sweets, desserts, or other rich fare.

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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