from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.
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pathologicconsumption of ice, a manifestation of pica, often resulting from ironor nutritional deficiencies.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek pagos, stiff mass, frost (from pēnunai, pag-, to stick, stiffen; see pag- in Indo-European roots) + –phagia.]
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