from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a depraved appetite for eating substances of a non-alimentary or noxious character, as in many anemic and hysterical persons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.

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  • noun rare Having food cravings that are different from the expected or the norm


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From allo- (different) and suffix -phagy; from Ancient Greek ἄλλος (allos, "other") and the suffix -φαγία (-phagia), combining form of φαγεῖν (phagein, "to eat")


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  • n. - any of several speech sounds regarded as variants of a given phoneme. adj. - synthetic drug used against gout. allotriophagy



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