lithophagia

lithophagia

ingestion of stones and rock.
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Pica Terminology Term Nonfood substance Amylophagia Laundry starch Cautopyreiophagia Burnt matches Coprophagia Feces Foliophagia Dirt, sand, clay Lithophagia Rocks, pebbles, gravel Pagophagia Ice, freezer frost Plumbophagia Paint chips Trichophagia Hair
Stumbling upon the Roman Temple of Serapis in the nearby village of Pozzouli, he noticed that a marine mollusc, a type of Lithophagia, had bored holes into its tall marble columns some four metres above ground level.