Definition of polyphagia in English:


Line breaks: poly|pha¦gia
Pronunciation: /pɒlɪˈfeɪdʒɪə/

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[mass noun] Medicine & Zoology
  • Excessive eating or appetite, especially as a symptom of disease: the patient manifests symptoms of polyphagia


late 17th century: late Latin , from poly- + Greek phagia 'eating' (from phagein 'eat').

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