amylophagia


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amylophagia

 [am″ĭ-lo-fa´jah]
the habit of eating starch, such as laundry starch, a form of pica.

am·y·lo·pha·gi·a

(am'i-lō-fā'jē-ă),
A morbid craving for starch.
Synonym(s): starch-eating
[amylo- + G. phagō, to eat]

amylophagia

[am′əlo-f′jah]
the habit of eating starch, such as laundry starch, a form of pica.

Amylophagia

The compulsive eating of purified starch, typically cornstarch or laundry starch.
Mentioned in: Pica
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