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)

Eating, or consuming, ants.
fuciphagous, fuciphage, fuciphagy
Feeding on seaweed.
galactophage, galactophagia, galactophagous, galactophagy
1. Subsisting on a milk diet or living on milk products only; milkfed.
2. A behavioral anomaly in which animals suck other than their own natural or foster mother.
Someone who consumes milk as a source of food.
galliphage, galliphagous, galliphagy
Feeding on galls (swollen or abnormal growths found in plants typically produced in response to microbial or fungal infection, or to attack by insects, mites, and other invertebrates).
geophagia (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. The consumption of earth, dirt, clay, or chalk: The practice of geophagia is especially typical of earthworms eating soil. .
2. A form of pica, or the ingestion of chalk, clay, dirt, sand, or ice: Geophagia can be a pathological disorder when a person has a peculiar appetite or craving for substances that are not edible.
geophagism (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ingestion of soil or clay: In the story Susan was reading, the daughter of the protagonist had a habit of geophagism which annoyed her parents very much!
geophagist (s) (noun), geophagists (pl)
Someone who consumes soil, clay, or earth: Little Sam wanted to eat some soil like the earthworms, which wasn't good for him, and he found out that such a person was termed a geophagist.

A geophagist is an individual who has a form of pica, or the indiscriminate craving for and consumption of substances, such as paint chips, clay, plaster, or dirt.

geophagous (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding the consumption of soil; deriving nutrients from soil or the sediment: Geophagous ingestion pertains to eating earthy substances like clay which can be a result of starvation, lack of something in the diet, or possibly as a result of a mental illness.

A page about a pica eating More details about geophagy.

Glossophaga soricina
1. A reference to the shrew family Soricid[ae].
2. Like a shrew in form or habits; such as, the soricine bat.
Using the tongue while eating.
A common genus of grain mites, frequently implicated in dermatitis among food handlers.
A bacteriophage having the gonococcus as its natural host.
haliphagia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ingestion of an abnormally large amount of salts: Haliphagia includes the swallowing of sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and the salts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
haliphagous (adjective), more haliphagous, most haliphagous
Pertaining to the intake of a large quantity of a salt or salts: Jack got very sick after having a consommé with too much haliphagous content, and he had to go to the doctor immediately!

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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