from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An excessive or pathological desire to eat.
- noun Zoology The habit of feeding on many different kinds of food.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In medicine, excessive desire of eating; voracity.
- noun In zoology, same as
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- noun An
excessive appetitefor food
- noun zoology The eating of many different types of food
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About the middle of March, 1917, he suddenly developed polyuria, polyphagia, and polydipsia, and lost fourteen pounds in weight in a fortnight.
Drake 12.148 reports a curious instance of polyphagia.
Any patient treated with atypical antipsychotics should be monitored for symptoms of hyperglycemia including polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia, and weakness.