n. practice of eating dirt or clay (in times of famine or as a symptom of a mental illness)

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  • geophagia — noun Consumption of clay, chalk or dirt. Syn: pica See Also: chthonophagia, chthonophagy, geophagy …   Wiktionary

  • geophagia — ge·o·pha·gia fā j(ē )ə n GEOPHAGY * * * n. the eating of dirt. See pica. * * * geo·pha·gia (je o faґjə) [geo + phagia] the habit of eating clay or earth, a form of pica …   Medical dictionary

  • geophagia — ge·o·pha·gia …   English syllables

  • geophagia — n. the eating of dirt. See: pica …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • geophagia — noun eating earth, clay, chalk; occurs in some primitive tribes, sometimes in cases of nutritional deficiency or obsessive behavior • Syn: ↑geophagy • Hypernyms: ↑pica * * * ˌjēōˈfāj(ē)ə noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • geophagia, geophagism, geophagy — The practice of eating dirt or clay. SYN: dirt eating. [geo + G. phago, to eat] …   Medical dictionary

  • Геофагия (Geophagia) — поедание почвы. См. Пикацизм. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ГЕОФАГИЯ — (geophagia) поедание почвы. См. Пикацизм …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Geophagy — The red and green macaw eats clay from exposed riverbanks, allowing it to utilize nutrients in harmful foods. Geophagy is the practice of eating earthy or soil like substances such as clay, and chalk. It exists in animals in the wild and also in… …   Wikipedia

  • Toxocariasis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Toxocara canis DiseasesDB = 29739 ICD10 = ICD10|B|83|0|b|65 (ILDS B83.01) ICD9 = ICD9|128.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2293 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|2270 |… …   Wikipedia

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