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)

formiphagy
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.
galactophagist
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
1. The consumption of earth or dirt.
2. The eating of dirt, a form of pica.
geophagism
The eating of soil or clay.
geophagist
1. Someone who eats soil or earth; such as, clay.
2. Anyone who has a form of pica or the indiscriminate craving for and eating of substances; such as, paint chips, clay, plaster, or dirt.
geophagous, geophage, geophagy
1. Feeding on soil; deriving nutrients from soil or the sediment.
2. Ingestion of earthy substances like clay; as a result of starvation, lack of something in the diet, or possibly as a result of 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.
glossophagine
Using the tongue while eating.
Glycophagus
A common genus of grain mites, frequently implicated in dermatitis among food handlers.
gonophage
A bacteriophage having the gonococcus as its natural host.
haliphagia
The ingestion of an abnormally large amount of salts; especially, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and the salts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
haliphagous
Ingestion of an excessive quantity of a salt or salts, especially of sodium chloride, calcium, magnesium, potassium salts, or of sodium bicarbonate.

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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