from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Having food cravings that are different from the expected or the norm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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


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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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