geophagism


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ge·o·pha·gi·a

, geophagism , geophagy (jē'ŏ-fā'jē-ă, jē-of'ă-jizm, -of'ă-jē)
The practice of eating dirt or clay.
Synonym(s): dirt-eating.
[geo- + G. phagō, to eat]
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geophagia

, geophagism, geophagy (je-o-fa'je-a) (-of'a-jizm) (-of'a-je) [? + phagein, to eat]
A condition in which the patient eats inedible substances such as chalk, clay, or earth.
See: pica
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ge·o·pha·gi·a

, geophagism , geophagy (jē'ŏ-fā'jē-ă, jē-of'ă-jizm, -of'ă-jē)
Eating dirt or clay.
[geo- + G. phagō, to eat]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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