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

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Definition of polyphagia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine & Zoology
Excessive eating or appetite, especially as a symptom of disease: the patient manifests symptoms of polyphagia
More example sentences
  • In children, polyphagia commonly results from type 1 diabetes.
  • Polyphagia may be psychological, physiological or pathological in origin.
  • It leads to such symptoms as polyphagia, a red tongue with a yellow coat, and a slippery, forceful, rapid pulse.

Origin

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

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