- Excessive eating; gluttony. [poly- + G. phago, to eat]
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* * *n.gluttonous excessive eating.
* * *poly·pha·gia (pol″e-faґjə) [poly- + -phagia] excessive eating; gluttony. See also bulimia. Called also hyperphagia.
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polyphagia — (n.) 1690s, eating to excess, Modern Latin, from Gk. polyphagia, from polyphagos eating to excess; see POLY (Cf. poly ) + PHAGOUS (Cf. phagous). Attested from 1890 in sense feeding on various kinds of food … Etymology dictionary
polyphagia — [päl΄i fā′jə, päl΄i fā′jē ə] n. [ModL < Gr < poly , POLY + phagein, to eat: see PHAGOUS] 1. excessive desire for food 2. the eating of or subsistence on many kinds of food polyphagous [pə lif′ə gəs] adj … English World dictionary
Polyphagia — SignSymptom infobox Name = Polyphagia ICD10 = ICD10|R|63|2|r|50 ICD9 = ICD9|783.6 Polyphagia is a compound word which literally means eating too much. It derives from the Greek words πολύ (poli) which means very much , and φαΐ (fai) which means… … Wikipedia
polyphagia — noun Etymology: Greek polyphagia, from polyphagos Date: circa 1693 excessive appetite or eating … New Collegiate Dictionary
polyphagia — polyphagian, n., adj. polyphagist /peuh lif euh jist/, n. polyphagous /peuh lif euh geuhs/, polyphagic /pol ee faj ik, fay jik/, adj. /pol ee fay jee euh, jeuh/, n. 1. Pathol. excessive desire to eat. 2. Zool. the habit of subsisting on many… … Universalium
polyphagia — pol•y•pha•gi•a [[t]ˌpɒl iˈfeɪ dʒi ə, dʒə[/t]] n. pat excessive desire to eat • Etymology: 1685–95; < NL < Gk polyphagía; see poly , phagy pol y•pha′gi•an, n. adj. po•lyph•a•gist pəˈlɪf ə dʒɪst n. po•lyph′a•gous gəs pol y•phag′ic ˈfædʒ ɪk,… … From formal English to slang
polyphagia — noun a) An excessive appetite for food b) The eating of many different types of food … Wiktionary
polyphagia — pÉ‘lÉª feÉªdÊ’É™ / pÉ’l n. strong desire to eat; excessive need to eat; practice of feeding on many types of food (Zoology) … English contemporary dictionary
polyphagia — [ˌpɒlɪ feɪdʒə] noun Zoology the eating of various or all kinds of food. Derivatives polyphagous adjective … English new terms dictionary
polyphagia — poly·pha·gia … English syllables